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Defender's deadline day delight!

Rovers new boy Greg Cunningham delighted to seal season-long loan switch from Cardiff

8 August 2019

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Greg Cunningham was delighted to seal a season-long loan switch to Rovers, after making a late deadline day dash up the M6!

The 28-year-old defender, who arrives from Cardiff City, put pen-to-paper at Ewood Park just moments before the 5pm transfer deadline.

Cunningham, who becomes Rovers' sixth summer, then travelled to the Senior Training Centre to meet manager Tony Mowbray and he can't wait to return tomorrow morning to get going with his new team.

"It was a quick drive up the motorway, but I'm delighted to get everything signed and done, and I'm happy to be here," said the talented left-back.

"It's been a frustrating time at Cardiff and I just want to play football, so when the club came in I was buzzing to get it done.

"You just have to look at the history and the facilities here. 

"I also spoke to Del (Derrick Williams) and I know Darragh Lenihan as well. There's a great squad here and I'm looking forward to working under the manager.

"It's a new challenge for me and I'm here to give my all for Blackburn Rovers."

A Republic of Ireland international, Cunningham is looking forward to catching up with compatriots Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams, who he hopes will help him to quickly settle into the squad.

"It makes it a lot easier to settle in when you know one or two," he added.

"That initial first week to 10 days you're always quiet, finding your feet and getting to know the area, so it's nice to have a couple of boys that you can chat to, because you get gelled into the team a lot quicker.

"They both had good things to say about the club and I'm looking forward to meeting up with them and my new team-mates and get going."

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