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There's real positivity around the place

Craig looking forward to his sixth campaign at Ewood Park back in the Championship

14 June 2018

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Craig Conway is delighted to be staying at Rovers and believes the future's bright for the club ahead of our return to the Championship next season

The Scot put pen-to-paper on a new one-year contract this week to keep him at Ewood Park and believes the only way is up now for the club.

Following on from promotion out of League One last season, Craig reckons good times are ahead for everyone involved with the club.

"There's always been positivity around the squad, but I feel that everybody together - the club, the fans and the players - are all seeing where the club is going now and we're heading in the same direction," the 33-year-old said.

"Over the last few years - and I can only speak for the time when I've been here - there's always been a few little things happening off the pitch that have been a hindrance.

"So I think this will definitely help now, that there is a real positivity, everybody wants to go in the same direction and everybody is really happy with the promotion and being back in the Championship.

"We all want to kick on and I'm sure there will be a real buzz about the place when the fans and the staff turn back up for home games and hopefully that will continue, which I'm sure it will do." 

And the former Cardiff and Brighton flanker adds that Rovers fans can help the team achieve their aims in what will be a tough test back in the second tier in 2018-19.

"I have to say, I don't think there was any worry about that at away games last year. I think the away games were pretty much sold out mostly every game.

"But it would be great to have more numbers at home. You just have to look at the last game of the season, which was brilliant.

"The games when there has been a massive turnout have been brilliant. I think back to the Wigan game and obviously the Manchester United game a bit ago as well.

"The buzz and the difference it makes when you're playing on the pitch is massive. You ask any player that, when Ewood's full, the extra buzz that it generates is brilliant."

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