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Rothwell is a Rover!

Highly-rated midfielder Joe becomes Tony Mowbray's first summer signing

22 June 2018

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Blackburn Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of Joe Rothwell from Oxford United for an undisclosed fee.

The talented and versatile midfielder becomes Tony Mowbray's first addition of the summer, joining the club on a three-year deal.

Rothwell came up through the ranks at local club Manchester United and won the Under-21 Premier League following loan spells at Blackpool and Barnsley.

The 23-year-old joined Oxford in July 2016 after turning down a new deal at Old Trafford and has since been a standout performer, catching the eye with a series of all-action displays.

Rothwell made 41 appearances in all competitions in 2017/18, scoring six goals from midfield, and featured home and away against Rovers.

He will now link up with the rest of the first team squad for a week-long training camp in Austria, ahead of the opening game of pre-season against Hibernian on July 8th.

Everyone at the club would like to offer Joe a warm welcome to Ewood Park.

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