BLACKBURN Rovers are on the verge of signing Accrington Stanley’s teenage whizzkid Connor Mahoney.

The skilful 16-year-old winger has made six appearances for Stanley’s first team this season and had been attracting the interest of several clubs.

Mahoney confirmed on Twitter that he had travelled to Brockhall for a medical, and providing the results are positive a deal is due to be completed on Thursday morning.

Stanley are set to receive compensation for the player, and are also likely to receive significant add-ons as Mahoney’s career progresses.