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There’s more to come from me – Graham

25 June 2016

Danny Graham insists the Rovers fans haven’t seen the best of him yet.

The former Sunderland striker scored seven times in 18 appearances whilst on loan at Ewood Park last term, but the fans favourite believes he will have even more to offer now that he’s completed a permanent move.

“I've done it before in the past,” said Graham, who has signed a two-year deal with the club. “I had a great season at Watford where I had 24 league goals.

“Playing a full season is massive. You get into the rhythm, you get into that matchday environment every week, whereas at Sunderland I was in and out of the team, and not in squads, so I'm very much looking forward to being part of it all year round and I think there's a lot more to come.”

Despite finding the back of the net with regularity during the second half of last season, Graham insists he won’t be setting himself any goals targets for the upcoming campaign. 

“No I don't to be honest,” he added. “I just go out there, I'm not going score every game, I know that, but hopefully I can put in a good shift and continue where I left off last year.”

Graham was troubled by tight hamstrings on occasions last season, but the 30-year-old insists he has looked after himself during the close-season break and is raring to get the pre-season schedule underway.

“I think they've just about recovered now!” he joked. “Everything is fine.

“I’ve done a lot of work back home with a friend who’s a personal trainer and I can't wait to get going go. I'm itching.

“I think the older you get, the more you have to look after yourself as well. I've done that, I had training in Portugal when I've been away, so I'm not too worried about the fitness side of things, I just want the games to come along and hopefully we can start the games well and have a good start to the season.”

Asked whether he has got his sights set on the season opener at home to Norwich already, Graham said: “To be honest, I'm thinking about the first pre-season game.

“Obviously you've got to have a couple of weeks where you do your running and all the high-intensity stuff and hopefully can get the balls out and do stuff like that, but for me nothing beats match fitness.

“The more games you play in pre-season the better because you can't get that fitness in training that you get in games, so I’m looking forward to the first game and pulling on the shirt again.”

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