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Travis puts pen to paper

Lewis extends his Ewood Park stay until the summer of 2021

2 February 2018

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Rising star Lewis Travis is the latest Rovers player to commit his long-term future to the club.

Following similar good news regarding goalkeeper David Raya and striker Joe Nuttall in recent weeks, Travis has also put pen-to-paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at Ewood Park until June 2021.

The versatile midfielder, who can operate in the centre of the park, as well as at full-back and further forward down the right flank, joined the club from Liverpool in December 2014.

After making the successful step up from Academy football to Damien Johnson's Under-23s, Travis was promoted to the senior squad for three first team fixtures last season.

The talented youngster signed a new one-year deal to remain at Rovers in the summer and from then his performances have gone from strength to strength.

Travis has starred for the Under-23s this term, producing a series of consistent and eye-catching displays, collecting countless assists and playing a key role in Rovers' rise to the top of the Premier League 2 table.

He was duly rewarded with his senior Rovers debut in the Checkatrade Trophy victory over Stoke City back in August and has gone on to make six further first team appearances, twice appearing in the league - in the 3-1 victories over Shrewsbury Town and Walsall at Ewood Park last month.

A delighted Travis told iFollow Rovers: “It’s always good to commit your future to a club you really want to play for. It’s what I’ve been working for. I’ve wanted a new deal and I’m delighted it’s come.

“We’re doing well in the Under-23s where we are top of the league and the first team is second at the moment so it’s always good to come on and help the team.
“You always set goals. My main one was to be involved, training everyday with the first team and to get minutes in the first team as well. I’ve got more than that in terms of game time so I have probably surpassed that aim.
“I’ve played in a couple of Checkatrade Trophy games and got half an hour against Hull in the FA Cup when Corry [Evans] picked up an injury and I think that display maybe stuck in the gaffer’s mind.
“When you come on for the first team you always want to do well and impress. I like to think I did that.
“You want to impress the gaffer as much as you can. When he talks about you highly it’s really nice. I want to push myself ahead now."

Congratulations, Lewis.

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