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Graham: Rovers is a completely changed club now

Mowbray has been the catalyst for the good times coming around again at Rovers, says the striker

28 April 2018

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Striker Danny Graham has hailed the turnaround in fortunes at Rovers and credits boss Tony Mowbray for playing a huge part in it.

After a slow start to the season for both the club and Graham, things have turned around for the better, with Danny being absolutely crucial to the club's fine run which led to sealing promotion at Doncaster on Tuesday.

And ahead of the final game of what's been a memorable campaign, Graham admits the turnaround on and off the pitch at Ewood Park has been astounding.

"I’m fully recovered from Tuesday night and it was a great night!" the striker began when talking to iFollow Rovers. "We deserved the win and the skip came up with a header in the last 10 minutes.

“It feels like a different club now. I remember back in May after getting relegated it was really tough for everyone involved.
 
“But the gaffer and his staff have done really well at bringing players in and it’s been great for us as players and fans to do it together. They’ve been such a massive help to us and things are only looking up for Blackburn Rovers.
 
“The boss has played a massive role. Since he came in, he’s got everyone to work how he wants and he deserves massive credit."
 
It's not been easy for Graham, who was in and out of the side in the early months of the campaign as Rovers readjusted to a new division.
 
But since Christmas he's been in amongst the goals - particularly at Ewood Park - and has been a focal point ever since.
 
“I came into the season looking to do well and score goals," the 32-year-old added. "Anyone could have been dropped after the first two games and I think it was me and Whitts [Peter Whittingham] who were dropped and Dom [Samuel] came in and did really well.
 
“I had to be patient and it was tough for me, but I got my head down, the gaffer told me I was still a big part of the team and it was a massive help to hear him so honest and open about it. He does what’s best for the team and that's always the most important thing in this game."

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