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Excited to be here

6 January 2016

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After joining Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday evening, new signing Elliott Bennett can't wait to get started with his new club.

The 27-year-old midfielder arrives on a two-and-a-half year deal, signing for an undisclosed fee from Norwich City.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have put pen-to-paper and can't wait to get started," Bennett told Rovers PlayerHD.

"I'm over the moon, as soon as I heard of the interest I was eager to come, and once I spoke to the gaffer and got reunited with him it made it easy.

"Blackburn Rovers is such a big club is and I'm delighted that it has finally been done and I can't wait to get started.

"I got the call late Sunday night for it all to be done in a couple of days is fantastic and I'm just delighted that we have managed to do it."

The move sees Bennett reunited with former manager Paul Lambert, who signed him from Brighton whilst in charge of Norwich in June 2011.

"The manager is a massive draw for me," he added. "He gave me my break in the Premier League with Norwich and also Blackburn Rovers is a massive football club.

"As a youngster I grew up watching Blackburn Rovers on Match of the Day in the Premier League and the chance to come here was something that I couldn't turn down.

"The gaffer has been absolutely fantastic for my career and he showed a lot of faith in me taking me from League One straight to the Premier League with Norwich and I really enjoyed my year there under him.

"So to be reunited with him is brilliant and hopefully I can repay his faith in me but also repay the club's faith in me and we can get some good results and have a successful time while I'm here.

"I now can't wait to meet all the players and then just crack on from there really.

"We've got a job to do on Saturday and I just can't wait to get stuck in, get into the squad, be a part of the team and hopefully help Blackburn Rovers fulfil it's potential and get it back to where it needs to be and where it should be in the Premier League.

"The club is rebuilding again after coming out of the embargo so it is really exciting to be here. It is a massive football club with a lot of potential to get back up there and I'm just excited to be part of that."

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