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Danny makes Rovers return!

23 June 2016

Rovers are delighted to announce that striker Danny Graham has completed a permanent move to the club.

The former Sunderland forward, who became a fans favourite on loan at Ewood Park during the second half of last season, has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, with the option of a third year.

The 30-year-old becomes manager Owen Coyle’s third summer signing following the arrivals of fellow frontman Anthony Stokes and West Ham full-back Stephen Hendrie. 

Graham started his career at Middlesbrough, making his debut as a 19-year-old against Manchester United in October 2004, before enjoying loan spells with Darlington, Derby County, Leeds United, Blackpool and Carlisle United.

The striker made a permanent move to Brunton Park in 2007 and went on to score 40 goals in 113 appearances for the Cumbrians, before Watford came calling in 2009.

In two impressive seasons at Vicarage Road, Graham scored 41 goals in 98 games for the Hornets, twice finishing as the club’s top goalscorer, before Swansea City secured his services for £3.5m in 2011. During his time in South Wales, the striker scored 21 goals in 62 games.

A big-money move to Sunderland followed in January 2013, but managerial changes hampered his success at the Stadium of Light and he made loan moves to Hull City, Middlesbrough, Wolves and, in January, Rovers.

Graham was a huge hit at Ewood Park, netting seven times in 18 appearances, including a brace against Bristol City, a late winner against former club Middlesbrough and he signed off with another fine strike in the final day victory over Reading.

After being released by Sunderland, Graham had a host of clubs chasing his signature, so Rovers are delighted to welcome him back to Ewood Park.

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