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"I'm settled and everything's going very well"

We've been catching up with Bradley Dack, who celebrates two years as a Rovers player today

27 June 2019

There's been plenty of highs and not too many lows for Bradley Dack since he arrived at Rovers from Gillingham two years ago today.

The playmaker, who was one of Tony Mowbray's first signings as Rovers boss, has since gone on to appear 90 times for the club in all competitions, notching on 36 occasions in competitive action.
 
He's made quite the impact in East Lancashire, picking up both the Player of the Year award for the club and League One in his first campaign at Ewood Park.
 
The step up to the Championship didn't appear to be tough for the 25-year-old, who once again finished as Rovers' top scorer last season.
 
And looking back on the two years, Dack admits he's loved every minute of his time at the club and feels settled as an adopted northerner!
 
“It’s gone really quick, I signed when I was 23 and I’m 25 now, so the time has flown by," he said when sitting down with iFollow Rovers during the pre-season training camp in Austria.
 
“We’ve had two great seasons, especially the first one by completing our objective in getting out of League One.
 
“Last season was my first in the Championship and we has a good three or four months up until February or March. We’ll learn from that disappointment and it’ll stand us in good stead going forward.
 
“But overall it’s gone brilliantly for me at Rovers. I feel settled in the area and like living up in Manchester. Everything’s going very well," he admitted.
 
“I probably didn’t expect it to go as well as it has done to be honest. I remember the first couple of months I was in and out of the team and struggled a little bit.
 
“I managed to kick on and maybe moving away at 23 was a big thing for me. I needed to crack on and to play better than League One. Moving away from London has been the best thing for me, a lot of people thought that would be the case and they’ve been proved right.
 
“I’ve said before how much I love the gaffer. He’s been first class with me. He always said he’d stick with me and he’s been brilliant throughout."
 
And in terms of his favourite team-mate and goal, whilst everyone knows his bromance with Danny Graham is real, his most precious strike in Rovers colours may come as a slight surprise to some.
 
“Danny and me have struck up a great relationship both on and off the pitch," he added.
 
"He’s a good friend of mine and it’s a case of he knows where I am on the pitch and I know where he is.
 
“In terms of my favourite goal for Rovers, it would have to be the third strike at home to Peterborough. It sealed the win for us.
 
“That was the moment that we felt got us over the line, in front of the Sky cameras as well."

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