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I want to play in the Premier League with Rovers

Rovers skipper outlines his top-flight target after signing new long-term deal

16 November 2018

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Charlie Mulgrew hopes to fulfil his ambition of playing Premier League football here at Rovers, after committing his future to the club.

The Scotland international put pen-to-paper on a new two-and-a-half-year deal yesterday, keeping him at Ewood Park until June 2021.

Having spent the majority of his career north of the border with Aberdeen and Celtic, Mulgrew is yet to experience life in England's top flight.

Rovers currently sit two points off the play-offs, having lost just three of their opening 17 league games, and Mulgrew has been encouraged by the start to the season.

However, he insists that no-one in the camp is getting carried away.

The 32-year-old admits that the goal is to challenge for a place in the Premier League and everyone in the squad is doing all they can to try and make that happen.

"It's been a steady start to the season and we want to make it even better," said the Rovers skipper.

"We're not getting carried away. It's been a good start and we're happy with it, but we're looking forward rather than back.

"We want to push on and make it even better.

"The Premier League is something that is in the back of everybody's mind. We don't speak too much about it, but it's in the back of everybody's mind somewhere and it's what we want to do.

"There's a great feel about the place at the moment and it's a good place to be.

"It's an aim of mine to play in the Premier League and I want to be there with Blackburn Rovers.

"We've got some great players here, a great manager and this is the time to try and do it.

"So we're doing all we can - training every day and pushing hard in every game to get there.

"It won't be easy, because a lot of teams will be feeling the same way, but we'll do all we can."

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