Rovers have purchased the services of QPR’s versatile midfielder Ben Gladwin on a two year deal for an undisclosed fee reported to be around. The 25 year old has swapped hoops for halves as he joins an evolving squad at Ewood Park and is keen to make an impact in Blue & White.
The attacking midfielder, stated in his interview with the clubs’ official website, that the club itself was an instant attraction along with the philosophies and ideas of manager Tony Mowbray; “I’m delighted. It’s obviously a huge football club; you feel the sheer size of it as soon as you walk into the training ground. I think as soon as I met the manager I got a great feeling about it. He’s a good guy, he’s a football man, he loves to play football, so the way he speaks about the game it matches a lot of my beliefs and what I like to do, so hopefully it will go well.”
Gladwin joins with a vast knowledge of the third tier, having played there with Swindon before signing for QPR in 2013, and for 2 separate loan spells in 2015-16 & 2016-17.
The Reading-born midfielder scored 8 goals & assisted another 8 as Swindon marched to the League One playoff final only to fall short to a Jermaine Beckford inspired Preston. But Ben is hoping to replicate his form from years prior in helping Rovers back to the second tier of the English footballing pyramid.
Gladwin takes Rovers’ transfer tally up-to four for the summer and becomes the second to join for a substantial fee, following the signing of Bradley Dack the day before.