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Graham eager to work with Rhodes

21 January 2016

New Rovers recruit Danny Graham hopes to forge a formidable partnership with fellow frontman Jordan Rhodes.

The 30-year-old has joined the ranks at Rovers on loan from Premier League side Sunderland until the end of the season.
 
After finalising his move to Ewood Park, Graham can’t wait to get going with his new team-mates and, in particular, Rovers’ record signing Rhodes.
 
"There’s a potential partnership there hopefully and playing up front with him would be great," he said.
 
"Obviously there’s a lot of people that know what Jordan’s about, his goal record speaks for itself and at this level, it’s probably the best around at the minute. 
 
"So I’ll be looking forward to working with him, but most importantly working with the team as well, and hopefully we can all pull together and move this club up the league.
 
“I know a couple of the boys, so I’m not coming in blind, but you just have to look around, at the facilities, the stadium, the fanbase – everything is right for the football club to kick on and hopefully with a few signings that can happen.”      
 
Graham is no stranger to the Championship, having played for Derby County, Watford, Middlesbrough and Wolves, and he feels that his experience of the division will stand him – and Rovers – in good stead.
 
“You've got to be on your metal every single game because top can beat bottom and make it look like an easy game," he added. 
 
"Concentration-wise and mentally you've got to be right going into every game. I know more about that than most. I was in the Watford team that was tipped for relegation and we were flirting with the play-offs, so I know what it is about and I just can’t wait to get started now.
 
"The aim for me and the club is to hopefully help each other. I'm coming in here to give 110% for Blackburn Rovers and score goals and move up the table, that's what everyone wants. 
 
"When you look around the squad, it’s not a team that should be sitting where they are in the league at the minute, but the Championship isn't an easy league, as I know myself. So a good couple of results and you can be back in the top half and looking up, rather than looking over your shoulder.
 
"Fitness wise I feel good. I've been playing a bit more than I thought I would have been lately, so that has helped me and hopefully I can hit the ground running."

Graham could make his debut this Saturday when Rovers travel to take on Charlton at the Valley.

Tickets for the match against are currently on open sale. Ticket prices are £22 for Adults, £16 for Seniors (65+) and Under 21s, £10 for Under 18s and £5 for Under 11s.

Book online today at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers

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