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Going straight back up is the aim – Ben

1 July 2017

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Ben Gladwin is confident Rovers’ quality will shine through in League One next season.

The attacking midfielder, who has joined on a two-year deal from QPR, is targeting an immediate return to the Championship and believes Rovers have the players to do that.

“Obviously the ambition primarily is just to go back up,” said the 25-year-old, who helped Swindon reach the League One play-off final in 2015.

“It’s a good league. There’s obviously some big teams in there, but a club the size of this really deserves to be in the Championship, if not the Premier League, so that's the aim looking forward.

"Obviously with the players that are here already and then the boys that are being brought in, it looks like there’s going to be a really good squad going into the season, so hopefully we'll be able to do it at the first time of asking.  

“It’s similar to any league really, it’s all about yourselves and what you do as a team – and that’s sticking together and winning games.”

A club the size of this really deserves to be in the Championship, if not the Premier League.

Ben Gladwin

The new recruit, who became manager Tony Mowbray’s fourth signing of the summer, is looking forward to life at Ewood Park and believes the fans will have an important role to play in helping the team achieve its aims.

Speaking about the backing of the supporters, Gladwin said: “That’s huge, especially when you’re looking to get yourself back up and out of the league.

“Obviously the fans play a big part in it and I’m sure they’ll get behind us in every game.

“I’ve never even been to the stadium before, so that will be a new one for me and I’m looking forward to getting going there.”

• Don't forget, Rovers fans have until this Saturday July 1st to take advantage of the club's price freeze on season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

With adult prices starting from just £279, it means supporters who buy or renew a season ticket can see all the action at Ewood Park for less than £13 per game.

For more details, visit the new supporter portal 'My Rovers' at

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