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New deal for Darragh!

Lenihan pens long-term contract to remain at Ewood until the summer of 2022

3 July 2018

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Rovers are delighted to announce that defender Darragh Lenihan has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 24-year-old has this morning put pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal, which will keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2022.

The exciting news represents further good business by Rovers, who have already agreed new contracts with experienced duo Danny Graham and Craig Conway, as well as securing the signatures of highly-rated midfielders Joe Rothwell and Jacob Davenport. 

Since joining the club's Academy from Belvedere in Dublin in 2011, Lenihan has gone on to make 88 appearances in blue-and-white halves. 

The Irishman missed a large chunk of the 2017-18 season with a metatarsal injury picked up on the opening day at Southend, but returned to play a key role in Rovers' promotion back to the Championship.

The defensive powerhouse signed off the season in style, netting his first Rovers goal in the final day victory over Oxford United in front of almost 28,000 fans at Ewood Park, before receiving international honours with the Republic of Ireland a few weeks later.

He represented his country for the first time in a friendly against Celtic in mid-May, before earning his first cap against the USA in early June.

Congratulations on the new deal, Darragh!

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