GRAHAM DELIGHT AT NEW ROVERS DEAL...
DANNY Graham is revelling in the homely atmosphere at Blackburn after triggering a one-year contract extension.
The news was announced at the same time as confirmation of a permanent deal for Ben Brereton, who had previously been on loan at Ewood Park from Nottingham Forest.
Graham, 33, joined Rovers from Sunderland three years ago, before moving to the Lancashire club permanently in the summer of 2016.
He has scored 46 times in 131 appearances and feels a “strong connection” to Rovers, where his contract now runs until the summer of 2020.
“I’ve been counting down the games over the past few months and I’m delighted to get it all sorted so quickly,” he said.
“I’m really pleased and now I can focus and hopefully have a good end to the season. I remember in the summer the gaffer spoke to me and said that it was up to me to work hard, stay in the team and play well. I feel I’ve done that, particularly over the past six weeks or so, showing some good form.
“The club means a lot to me. After my tough time at Sunderland, to come here I feel I have a great connection with everyone; the players, the staff, the fans.
“It feels homely to me, and I’ll definitely be looking to extend it further if I can.”
Nineteen-year-old frontman Brereton, who has signed a three-and-ahalf-year deal, is excited to be a part of the club’s future, too.
“I’m delighted to be here permanently. It’s a great team, a great bunch of lads,” he said.
“There’s a great atmosphere at the training ground, all the lads are top class and the gaffer keeps everyone going. I like how he manages the team, so it’s great to be here.”
FORM: Danny Graham