Tony Watt said it was a ‘no brainer’ to make the move to Ewood Park after speaking to Rovers boss – and Celtic legend – Paul Lambert.
The Scottish forward, who famously scored the winning goal for Celtic in a Champions League tie against Barcelona in November 2012, has joined on loan from Charlton Athletic until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.
Having played against Rovers twice this month – for Cardiff City and Charlton – Watt is well aware of the quality within the squad and he is excited by what can be achieved in the future.
“I'm delighted to sign,” said the 22-year-old. “It was a no brainer when I had the chance to join and hopefully I can stay here for as long as possible.
“Blackburn is a massive club and I just want to play at the highest level that I can. We’ve got a very good squad – a squad that I’ve seen at close quarters – and I wouldn't have signed if I didn't think I could do something here.
“When I spoke to the manager, he said all the right things and he sold it to me straight away. He wants me to play free, to work hard and he wants to make me a better player, and that ticked a lot of boxes for me.
“He’s been a big player at Celtic and that’s the club I support, so obviously I respect him highly."
Rovers now await official confirmation from the football authorities as to whether Watt is eligible to play in tomorrow's Emirates FA Cup tie at Oxford United.