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Samuel: Great to get the deal done

19 July 2017

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New signing Dominic Samuel can't wait to get started having finalised his switch to Ewood Park.

The highly-rated forward joins Rovers from Reading on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee.

The move sees Samuel reunited with manager Tony Mowbray, who he played under at Coventry City.

Samuel admits it took a little longer than expected for the deal to be completed, but having signed on the dotted line, the striker can't wait to get going under Mowbray once more.

"I'm glad it is all settled and I'm happy to be a Rovers player," the 23-year-old told iFollow Rovers.

"It is a big club. It is a club that shouldn't be in League One and hopefully after this year we can bounce back straight into the Championship.

"I worked with the gaffer a few years ago and I bonded with him really well, so I thought it was the right move for me.

"He was a really big factor. I played my best football under him, so it was a no brainer to come here. The fact that it is Blackburn Rovers as well, such a big club, I'm really looking forward to it.

"As soon as I knew Blackburn were interested I was restless at home. I just wanted to get the deal done and get going with such a great club."

The striker, who will meet up with his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday, is Rovers’ fifth summer signing, following the arrivals of Peter Whittingham, Richie Smallwood, Bradley Dack and Ben Gladwin.

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