Maceo Rigters is hoping he will get a fresh chance at Blackburn after a deadline-day switch to Kilmarnock fell through.
The former Holland Under-21 international told skysports.com: "Blackburn and Kilmarnock had agreed a deal and I spoke to their manager Jimmy Calderwood. I was excited about scoring goals in the SPL, I had packed my things and I was ready to drive to Scotland when I received a call that I needed to wait.
"It was frustrating, I was ready to go but I was told that Sam Allardyce did not want me to go unless he brought in another experienced striker.
"Just after five o'clock the club told me that I could not go, I was devastated. But I now look at the positives, Sam Allardyce didn't want me to go and now it is up to me to break into the first team and show what I can do.
"This is a great opportunity for me, I proved at the Under-21 Championships that I can score goals and play well, now I need to prove that to the Blackburn fans.
"I have never really had a run of games since I came to England - now this is my chance. I have one year remaining on my deal at the end of the season so now I need to play well and look to extend my contract here."