DANNY’S HAPPY TO GO A-ROV­ING FOR GOAL

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Richards

DANNY GRA­HAM has no con­cerns about break­ing his goal duck for the sea­son af­ter join­ing Black­burn Rovers on loan un­til the sum­mer.

The Sun­der­land striker has not found the net in his last 14 games in all com­pe­ti­tions. It’s a run that stretches back to last term.

But the 30-year-old, who scored 24 Cham­pi­onship goals for Wat­ford in the 2010-11 sea­son, in­sists there is no pres­sure on his shoul­ders.

“I’ve had this be­fore in my ca­reer, when I haven’t scored goals in 10-15 games, and I’ve al­ways man­aged to come back,” he said.

“The older I get, the stronger I be­come, so that is not a prob­lem.

“My goal record is good. I’ve got more than 100 League goals, so I know where the goal is. I’m not wor­ried about it.

“It’s just a case of one go­ing in and I’m sure the rest will fol­low.”

Gra­ham has just six months to run on his Sun­der­land con­tract.

This lat­est loan move is his fourth since join­ing the Wear­siders in 2013.

Know­ing he is likely to be in the shop win­dow un­til the end of the sea­son, the for­mer Carlisle front man is ea­ger to im­press.

“Black­burn have given me the chance to come and play and, as I’m out of con­tract in the sum­mer, I’ll be work­ing to do well for Black­burn and for my­self,” Gra­ham added.

“At the end of it, there might be some­thing there if we can agree on a longer stay. There’s no rea­son what­so­ever that can’t hap­pen.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic foot­ball club. I’ve met the lads and trained with them and I can tell straight away they’re a great set.

“If ev­ery­thing fits and ev­ery­thing is right then, yes, hope­fully some­thing can hap­pen.

“I’m ex­cited and I can’t wait to get go­ing.”

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

DRIV­ING AHEAD: Charl­ton Ath­letic’s Harry Len­non fires in the opener

STRONGER: Danny Gra­ham

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.