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Danny delighted to be back!

24 June 2016

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Danny Graham has spoken of his delight at rejoining the club.

The 30-year-old striker enjoyed a successful loan spell with the club last season, scoring seven goals in 18 games, and has now penned a permanent deal at Ewood Park.

“I am delighted to be back,” said the former Sunderland forward.

“It's been a long summer and lots of talks about what's going to happen, but I'm delighted to be here. Everything’s agreed, everything's signed and can't wait to get going on Monday now.

“I had a lot of time away with the family on holiday and I couldn't really settle because my future was up in the air, but I've enjoyed my time away and I'm delighted to be here and I'm sure I've picked the right club to be at.”

Graham was a much coveted man after leaving the Stadium of Light, but said that his success here last season, the persuasive powers of new manager Owen Coyle and his relationship with the Rovers players and fans were all major factors in his decision to return. 

“Obviously, the success I had at the end of last season was a massive part of it,” Graham added. “The gaffer has been on the phone five or six days in a row now to show how much he really wants me at this football club and what plans he's got for the club taking it forward, so I'm looking forward to working with him and getting back to see the lads and getting pre-season going. 

“My loan spell here was everything I wanted. I've had a stop-start last three seasons, where I've never really played a full season and to come here, the gaffer said I'm going to play week-in and week-out if I'm fit and doing well, so the success I had at the back end of last season played a massive part and I can't wait to get going now.

“Obviously my time at Sunderland was very difficult and to come here and do well and the fans wanted me to come back played a massive part as well. It's a big football club, the gaffer has big plans for it and I’m just looking forward to getting the work done now.

“I've had a few texts over the last couple of weeks off the lads, which is always nice as well. Steeley's (Jason Steele) been on the phone non-stop all summer. So it's nice to feel wanted, but most importantly I wanted to be here as well, so I'm delighted to get it done.”

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