Accrington: O'Sullivan & Maguire join from Blackburn and West Ham

John O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan has made one appearance for Blackburn, coming on as a substitute in the final game of the 2012-13 season

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has made his first signings since returning as manager, bringing in John O'Sullivan and Sean Maguire on loan.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 midfielder O'Sullivan has arrived from Blackburn Rovers on an initial one-month loan.

The 21-year-old knows Coleman from his loan spell with Southport last season.

Forward Maguire, 20, plays for West Ham, but will be with Stanley until 21 December following a recent spell under Coleman at Irish side Sligo Rovers.

"As soon as I heard John was getting the Accrington job I wondered if he would bring me with him," O'Sullivan told the club website.external-link

"The first day he got the job he rang me and asked me if I wanted to come, which I couldn't turn down."

Maguire joined West Ham from Waterford in January last year, but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Premier League club.