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Rovers feels like home

Danny Graham is thrilled to extend his stay at Ewood Park by another year

4 January 2019

Danny Graham admits he's been "counting down the games" in recent months after extending his stay at Rovers for a further season.

Graham, who has scored 46 goals in 131 games since joining the club in January 2016, has triggered a one-year extension, which will keep him at Ewood Park until June 2020.

A vastly experienced striker, Graham has made over 500 appearances in a career which spans 15 years and 12 different clubs.

The 33-year-old initially joined Rovers on loan from Sunderland three years ago, before making the move permanent in June 2016.

He has gone on to become a firm favourite at Ewood Park and scored 17 times in all competitions last season, as Rovers secured an immediate return to the Championship.

A player who leads the line with distinction, Graham's fine form has continued this term, netting eight league goals, including a memorable hat-trick on his 100th start for the club in the 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday last month.

And speaking after extending his stay at the club, Graham says the club feels like home.

“I’ve been counting down the games over the last few months and I’m delighted to get it all sorted so quickly," he told iFollow Rovers.

“I’m really pleased and now I can focus and hopefully have a good end to the season.
 
“I remember in the summer the gaffer spoke to me and said that it was up to me to work hard, stay in the team and play well. I feel I’ve done that, particularly over the last six weeks or so, showing some good form.
 
“I’ve been helping the team out and I’m very happy to be adding another year to the tally at this football club.
 
“The club means a lot to me. After my tough time at Sunderland, to come here, I feel I have a great connection with everyone here; the players, the staff, the fans.
 
“It feels homely to me, and I’ll definitely be looking to extend it further if I can. 
 
“Every time I pull on the shirt I want to do my best for my team-mates, the staff and the fans.
 
“I could be sitting here with a couple more goals to my name as I always want more. But you’re going to miss chances as a forward, that’s football. It’s about how you react."

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