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It's great to be back

18 February 2013

David Bentley has spoken of his delight at making the return to Blackburn Rovers.

The former fans favourite rejoined the club on Friday for the remainder of the season, arriving on a 93-day loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 28-year-old enjoyed a three-year spell with the Lancashire club between 2005 and 2008 and after returning Bentley feels like he has come back at home once more.

"I'm really happy, back to a club I know and respect, said the midfielder. "It is good to be back.

"It is still the same staff, still the same familiar faces that make the football club tick over every day. They are the good people, the heart and soul of the football club, they are the ones that run it. We do the easy part, we just turn up and play football.

"It is good when you've got those good people about, it is nice to see them all again."

Despite signing on Friday, Bentley was immediately thrust into action on Saturday, coming on as a second half substitute as Rovers sensationally knocked out one of his former clubs Arsenal.

And for Bentley, he believes that Rovers have the squad to be successful this season.

"I'm here to play football, hopefully get promoted, and go as far as we can in the FA Cup," said Bentley.

"It is a strong squad, Blackburn Rovers football club have spent a lot of money to put the squad together and I think we have the right management to make a success of it.

"I got a nice reception on Saturday against Arsenal, we've got Leeds United on Saturday so I'm really looking forward to my first game back here."

Bentley and Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when they travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.

Tickets will be on sale at the ground on the day of the game, cash only from the turnstiles. Prices are £25 for Adults, £15 for Seniors and 16-22s, Juniors aged 11-15 are £6 and it is £3 for Juniors aged 10 and under.

Call the ticket office on 0871 222 1444 for further information.

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