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Danny seals Rovers deal

5 August 2015

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Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Danny Guthrie following a successful trial.

The former Reading midfielder has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at Ewood Park and becomes manager Gary Bowyer's third summer signing.

The 28-year-old started his career at Liverpool, where he made seven senior appearances, and spent time on loan away from Anfield with Southampton and Bolton.

Guthrie made a move to Newcastle in July 2008 and would go on to play over 100 games for the Magpies, scoring nine goals - including one in a dramatic League Cup tie against Rovers at Ewood Park in October 2011.

The former England youth international joined newly-promoted Premier League side Reading in June 2012 on a three-year deal. He made 69 appearances for the Royals, scoring five goals, and ended last season on loan at Fulham.

Guthrie linked up with Rovers last week and after impressing in the pre-season games against Bury and Wigan Athletic, was delighted to secure a permanent deal.  

“It’s been a long summer, but I’m delighted to get it done and be ready and available for the first game,” he said.

“The gaffer made it quite clear that he really wanted me to join the club and felt strongly about what I could bring to the side. Every player wants to hear that from their manager and know that they’re going to be potentially an important part of the squad. 

“Having said that, Blackburn is a massive club, it’s a big draw and meeting the lads and training with them, there’s some very good players.

“I’ve really enjoyed the past week. There’s a good group of lads, good staff, I’ve fitted in really well, everyone has been really good with me, I’ve really enjoyed training, obviously the facilities are top drawer, I loved playing at the stadium at the weekend - that gave me a feel for it, so all the boxes have been ticked.

“Obviously I haven’t been here for the whole pre-season, but the lads have had a good pre-season, they look fit and ready to give it a really good go this season.”

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