Rovers have acquired the high profile signing of former Cardiff City stalwart, Peter Whittingham, on a free transfer. The playmaker has signed a 2 year deal at Ewood Park, which runs out in 2019.
The Blues fought off a number of Championship & League One sides to secure the signing of the highly coveted playmaker who is renowned for both his set-pieces and his versatility in midfield. The Englishman heaped praise on Rovers manager Tony Mowbray, who he claimed was instrumental in convincing him to join Rovers.
Speaking to the clubs’ official website, Whittingham echoed the words of his manager to the press; “I spoke to the manager a couple of times and it was a case of he wants to play football and that’s what I want to do. He (Mowbray) also said “I want you on the ball, creating goals and scoring a few goals and just helping out the team.”
During his decade with the Bluebirds, Whittingham played an influential role in Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League in 2013, finishing joint top goalscorer in the league for the Welsh side as they marched to the Championship title relatively unopposed and Whittingham is hoping for a similar achievement to occur this season in Blue & White.
The former England U21 international becomes Tony Mowbray’s first signing of the eagerly anticipated season as Rovers look to make an immediate return back to England’s second tier.