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It's the club I want to play for, says Trav

A delighted Lewis Travis admits there's no place he'd rather play than at Rovers after penning a long-term deal

22 July 2019

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Lewis Travis couldn't hide his delight after penning a new four-year contract to keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2023.

The young midfielder has shown terrific progress in 2019 after getting his chance over the festive period last term, going on to appear on 31 occasions in all competitions in 2018-19.

The 21-year-old, who arrived at the Rovers Academy as a teenager after leaving Liverpool, is expected to be a key part of Tony Mowbray's side this coming season, and the fans can look forward to seeing the talented midfielder for years to come.

“It’s a great feeling to sign the new contract with Rovers," he beamed to iFollow Rovers.

"I wanted everything sorted before the start of the season to allow me to focus fully on my football.

“It means the world to me to commit long-term to Rovers. This is the football club that I want to play for so to sign a deal is great for both me and my family.

“It means the world to me, this club. It’s helped me through a lot, have shown me a pathway and have given me the opportunity to push on even more."

“Everybody in their footballing career will get their chance, but it’s down to whether you take it or not. The gaffer and the coaching staff have helped me massively," he added.

“Last season was massive for me. I think the biggest step up in football is going from the Under-23s and into the first team, mainly because it’s so cut-throat.

“When I reflected on my season I was pretty happy with myself. It has been a great year for me."

It's been quite a journey for Travis in East Lancashire, with the combative midfielder in reflective mood when discussing his time with the club so far.

“When I came in at 16 or 17, there were a few ups and downs," he admitted.

"But the club have welcomed me, brought me through and have given me a pathway to the first team, much like a few other lads.

“When you get let go from a club you normally go for many trials, but you listen to the advice from others. A close friend of mine told me to go to Rovers for a trial and I haven’t looked back since really.

“It’s proved to be a great decision for me to join a great club."

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