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Smallwood confident of successful season

New signing backs Rovers to bounce back

21 June 2017

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Rovers new boy Richie Smallwood is confident the club can bounce back into the Championship at the first time of asking.

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The former Rotherham and Middlesbrough midfielder believes that all the necessary ingredients are in place for Rovers to have a successful season in League One.

"I'm very confident," said Smallwood, who helped Rotherham earn promotion to the Championship after scoring the winning penalty in the 2014 League One play-off final.

"When I've looked at the squad and looked at the retain list, and I'm sure they're going to bring more players in, so it should be a good healthy squad, good competition for places, it's a good environment, the facilities are absolutely brilliant, so I think it will be good.

"I think there's a very good chance, if everyone puts in 100% and has the right attitude, I'm sure it will be a good season for all."

The players don't return to Brockhall for pre-season training until next week, but Smallwood insists he's already itching to get going and meet his new team-mates for the first time.

"I can't wait," added the 26-year-old, who has signed a two-year deal at Ewood Park.

"That's the exciting bit. I'll be chomping at the bit to get going. I like to work hard and stay fit anyway, so hopefully I'll come back in good shape, ready to go and get stuck into the pre-season games, get some minutes under my belt and hopefully get a flying start to the season."

• Don't forget, Rovers fans now have extra time to take advantage of the club's price freeze on season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

The great-value Early Bird offer - and claim your seat deadline - has been extended until Saturday July 1st.

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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