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Dack's delight at Danny's deal

Bradley thrilled that close pal Graham will remain a Rover until at least June 2020

8 January 2019

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Bradley Dack was delighted to hear the news that Danny Graham would be remaining with Rovers for at least another season.

Having started virtually every league game for Rovers this term, Graham has triggered a clause in his current contract that will keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2020.

Close friends off the pitch, the pair have struck up an impressive and almost telepathic understanding on the pitch since Dack's arrival from Gillingham in June 2017.

Graham produced another fine forward's performance in the 1-1 draw against his boyhood club Newcastle United on Saturday and Dack was full of praise for the role the 33-year-old does for the team. 

"Danny's been amazing," said Dack, who opened the scoring in the FA Cup clash at St. James' Park with a bullet header.

"It seems like he's rolling back the years at the minute. He holds the ball up so well, he's so good for the team and he's brilliant for me.

"He's done wonders for me, he's set up a lot of my goals and I think we've just got that understanding.

"I know where to be around him and he knows where I'm going to be and he flicks the ball on to my runs and sets if off when he needs to.

"I can't praise him highly enough, he's been brilliant.

"He's brilliant at what he does. He knows his game, he's played for a long time now, so he knows what he's good at and I think the team now knows what he's good at.

"So we play to his strengths and it works for us."

The pair battled it out for Rovers' 'Golden Boot' award in League One last season, with Dack just coming out on top with 18 goals to Graham's 17 in all competitions.

The 25-year-old leads the way again this term, by 13 to 9, but Dack insists that as long as Rovers are picking up results he doesn't mind who scores the goals.

"It's getting tight!" he joked.

"I think I've scored in the last couple of games, so I've just gone a little bit ahead, but it's all friendly competition.

"At the end of the day, me and Danny would tell you that whilst we both want to score, the result matters more and if we don't score and we win then it doesn't really matter."

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