New Blackburn Rovers signing Lucas João is hopeful of still turning his season around by finding good performances at the club.

The striker, who arrived on a short loan from Sheffield Wednesday, was out for three months due to an injury, and ended up losing his spot in the Owls’ squad.

Speaking to Portuguese newspaper Record, he claims the loan will be a good chance for him. “It was a decision taken by both parties. We thought it would be a good experience for me and I hope I’ll evolve at Blackburn,” said the 23-year-old, who only thinks of “playing and scoring goals, helping the team to go up on the table”.

The striker is only gutted because he’ll have to miss the FA Cup round-of-16 against Manchester United, as he already played the competition for other side.

“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play because I was used by Sheffield Wednesday in the competition,” he said. “But it will be very special to meet José Mourinho again, the Special One. It will surely be a very complicated game for us, but in the cup everything can happen”.

João already made his debut for the Rovers last Wednesday, when the club lost 2-1 to Leeds United at home.

He was brought on after 80 minutes, when Blackburn were trailing 0-1, and could still see his team equalize and then concede a last minute goal scored by Leeds defender Pontus Jansson.