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Plenty has changed at Rovers, says Darragh

Defender Lenihan reflects on his time at Ewood Park and how things have altered during that period

18 May 2018

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Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan says there has been a lot of change between when he first arrived at the club to now, with centre back already itching for the new season to start.

A metatarsal injury prevented Darragh from appearing regularly in the first half of the 2017-18 campaign, but he came back to play 14 times in total and signed off the season with a goal on the final day against Oxford United.
The 24-year-old now has 88 Rovers games under his belt after first arriving from his homeland seven years ago.
And his fine form has resulted in a Republic of Ireland call for the Dunboyne-born stopper, who alongside Derrick Williams, is in Martin O'Neill's squad for three upcoming friendly games.
So how does he reflect on his time in East Lancashire?
“We have myself, Ryan [Nyambe], David [Raya]; the three of us have all come through at a similar time and there are a few more as well," the Irishman told iFollow Rovers.
“I remember when I first came over from Ireland that we had a squad in the Premier League with a lot of senior players. A lot has changed in that time.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and credit has to be given to everyone at the club for working together, putting in the hard work and thankfully it’s all come together nicely for us."
The season just gone in particular has been a real highlight for all, but despite a bumpy start to life in League One, Darragh always believed Rovers would come good in the end.
“We knew it would be a difficult league," he confessed. "But despite a bit of a poor start, the manager was always confident and prepared us for each and every game to help us get the right results.
“I have played quite a few games in the Championship and I really can’t wait for next season."

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