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Dack deal done!

Bradley Dack completes Rovers move

27 June 2017

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New Rovers signing Bradley Dack

Rovers are delighted to have secured their third signing of the summer with the arrival of highly-rated attacker Bradley Dack.

The 23-year-old follows Peter Whittingham and Richie Smallwood through the door at Ewood Park, joining from Gillingham on a three-year deal, with the option of a fourth, for £750,000 plus add-ons.

One of League One's brightest prospects, Dack joined the Gills as a youngster and quickly impressed at the Kent club.

After scoring 26 goals for the youth team in 2011-12, the attacking midfielder was handed his senior debut the following season with a substitute appearance in Gillingham's Capital One Cup victory over Bristol City in August 2012. A week later, the 18-year-old made full his league debut in a 1-0 away win over Wycombe Wanderers.

To build on his first team experience, the youngster spent a month on loan at Braintree, scoring one goal from his four appearances for the non-league side. He then returned to the Priestfield to help Gillingham clinch promotion to League One.

Dack became a first team regular during the 2013-14 season, with five goals from 32 appearances, and he followed that up with another year of consistency with an impressive 10 goals from 50 appearances.

But it was his displays during the 2015-16 season that saw him really rise to prominence. He kicked off the campaign with five goals in his opening five games to set the tone for what would prove to be an outstanding year for the midfielder.

After finding the back of the net 15 times in 44 league and cup appearances, Dack was voted the League One Player of the Year by the Football League and was also awarded the same accolade by FourFourTwo magazine.

The Gills resisted advances for their star man that summer and he rewarded them with another six goals during a 2016-17 campaign, which included the winner in their EFL Cup victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.

After 185 appearances and 38 goals for Gillingham, he makes the move from the south east to the north west, joining Rovers on a deal until the summer of 2020.

• Don't forget, Rovers fans have until 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 www.my-rovers.co.uk


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