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Rovers the perfect fit for me, says Craig

Winger delighted to extend Ewood stay for another year at least after agreeing a new deal

13 June 2018

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“I love being at Blackburn Rovers," says Craig Conway, after the Rovers winger put pen-to-paper on a new one-year contract to remain at the club.

The 33-year-old will now be heading into his sixth season at Ewood Park, and his quality and experience will be crucial as Rovers return to the Championship in 2018-19.

He has played 174 times since signing from Cardiff City in 2014 and has become a real fans' favourite ever since.

And the Scot is delighted to be staying in East Lancashire, saying: “I’m really happy that I’ll be staying for at least another 12 months.

“I’ve been here for nearly five years now and I’ve loved every minute of it. Everyone has been brilliant to me, my family is settled and I’m delighted to extend that for another year.    

“I love being at Blackburn Rovers. I think we’ve got a great squad of lads, I enjoy coming into work every day and I really like the manager, so everything fits.

“In fairness to the manager, we spoke some time ago and he said that he was hoping to do something.

“It took a little while to get it done, because we had to see what league we were going to be in and I understood that, but I was always pretty relaxed about it and I’m just glad to get it over the line and I can really look forward now to getting back into training.” 

“I love being at Blackburn Rovers. I think we’ve got a great squad of lads, I enjoy coming into work every day and I really like the manager, so everything fits."

Craig Conway

Conway has spent a large chunk of his career in the Championship; winning promotion from the division - alongside Peter Whittingham - during his time at Cardiff, as well as fitting in a loan stint at Brighton & Hove Albion prior to linking up with Rovers.

And he's looking forward to plying his trade back in the second tier with the club next term. 

“I was obviously at the club when we got relegated and it was brilliant to get us back up, so I want to have another crack at the Championship, because I think we’ve got a good enough squad to really have an impact in that league," he added.

“I’m so glad that we’re back up. I was gutted last year when we got relegated, as everybody was, but the feeling of getting back up was a great feeling.

“I’ve always felt at home here. I think the fans appreciate my hard work and hopefully I bring a little bit more than that, but there’s just something about the club, I feel for them.

“At the end of the day, Blackburn Rovers belongs in the Premier League and hopefully I can play a small part in that.”


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