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Ben delighted to pen permanent deal

Brereton thrilled to join great group and to development under manager Mowbray

4 January 2019

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Ben Brereton has spoken of his delight after signing a permanent contract with the club.

The 19-year-old had been on loan at Rovers from Nottingham Forest since August, but he has today penned a three-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2022.

A raw talent with huge potential, Brereton insists he still has lots to learn, but believes that manager Tony Mowbray is the perfect person to bring the best out of him.

Due to the form of Danny Graham and Bradley Dack, Brereton has been limited to just one league start this season and he is still searching for his first Rovers goal.

But the exciting youngster is confident that first goal is just around the corner – and that many more will follow.

“It’s brilliant,” said Brereton, speaking to iFollow Rovers after committing his future to the club.

“I’m really delighted to be here permanently. It’s a great team, a great bunch of lads and I can’t wait to get started.

“There’s a great atmosphere at the training ground, all the lads are top class and the gaffer keeps everyone going and I like how he manages the team, so it’s great for me to be here.

“I’m a young lad and I know I’ve got a lot of improvement to make in my game, but the manager has been great for me since I came in.

“He’s shown me that I’ve got to work hard for the team, which is something I’m working hard on in training, to help the lads out. It’s not just about me, it’s about the whole team and getting results.

“I can see improvements to my game already, on the training field and on the pitch. The manager talks to you one-on-one and helps you to get better and make more of an impact on the game when you come on or when you start.

“I’ve been really happy when I have come on. In some games I could have done better, but generally I think I have done alright. I’ve come on and got a couple of assists or won a penalty – I just need to get that goal now and kick on from there and hopefully get many more for the club.

“I dream about getting my first goal for Blackburn Rovers. It will come and when it does I’ve just got to push on from there and get more and more.

“You’ve just got to have a strong mentality. I know I’m young, but I’ve been through it at Forest and I know that as soon as you get that goal and a couple of good games under your belt, you push on and people start seeing the real you.”  

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