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Excited to be here - Caddis

20 July 2017

Paul Caddis is looking forward to a ‘successful season’ after earning a permanent contract with the club.

The 29-year-old, who has been training with Rovers since the start of pre-season, has signed a two-year deal, which will keep him at Ewood Park until June 2019.

The Scotland international initially came on trial with the club in January, before joining local League One side Bury on a short-term deal.

The right-back then returned to Brockhall earlier this summer and is delighted to be linking up again with manager Tony Mowbray, who he played under at Celtic, where he started his career.

I like getting forward. My best attributes are going up the pitch. The manager knows that and I know that is the way he likes to play.

Paul Caddis

"I'm excited,” said Caddis, who becomes Rovers’ sixth summer signing. “I’m looking forward to this season.

"I know the manager. I've worked with him before. I know his philosophy of football and how he wants to play and I think that suits me, so I'm looking forward to a successful season.

"I was here for a week about four or five months ago, so I got to know the place a bit. I believe I was pretty close to getting a deal, but it dragged on a bit and I was waiting on other things that were out of my hands.

"So it isn't as new as it would have been if I wasn't here before. I'm excited, I got on well with the lads and I'm looking forward to a successful season.”

Caddis endeared himself to the Rovers fans with a fine second-half double in Tuesday’s thumping 8-0 victory over York City and the flying full-back hopes to add an attacking dimension to the Rovers defence next season.

"I grew up in the youth ranks at Celtic and people that know Celtic as a club know their full-backs like to attack and that is the mentality that I have got,” he added.

"I like getting forward. My best attributes are going up the pitch. The manager knows that and I know that is the way he likes to play.

"But, at the same time, I understand having played in this league before it isn't always about getting forward, there'll be times where we've got to defend and I'm confident in my ability that I can do that as well."


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