Bradley Dack has put pen to paper on a deal that sees him contracted to the club until the summer of 2023, with an option for a further year.
Much had been made about the talisman’s previous contract expiring this summer, and although Rovers had the option of a 12-month extension, the new deal will bring some much needed reassurance to the supporter base.
Since making the switch from Gillingham in 2017, Dack has established himself as a firm fans’ favourite at the club, scoring 46 goals in 114 appearances.
Rovers supporters will be hoping the deal is the first of many to be resolved in the coming weeks and months, with the likes of the talented duo of Ryan Nyambe and Joe Rankin-Costello also out of contract this summer.
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Speaking to the club website, Dack said:
“It feels really good. It’s been going on a while now, but we got there in the end, so it feels nice to commit to this club for three more years and with the option at the end of it it could be four, so I’m really pleased.
“This club gave me the opportunity to come here in League One and show what I can do and the gaffer believed in me. The club have given me the opportunity to play in the Championship for the first time and has stuck by me through the injury, so I felt like I owed the club a little bit and as long as the deal was right for both parties then I was happy to sign.
“This is my fourth season now and hopefully we can finish this season off with a flourish. The last year hasn’t been great for me, but injuries are part and parcel of football and I was unlucky to get a serious one, but overall I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.
“Getting promoted from League One is obviously a major highlight and then testing myself in the Championship as well has been amazing and to see the squad grow like it has, it’s been nice to be a part of.
“I firmly believe that this squad right now is good enough to get into the Premier League. We’ve had some inconsistent results, but it’s just about turning those games that we’re dominating into wins and I think that we definitely have the players to do that and with the players coming back, it will give us a massive chance.”
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