Rovers defender confirms departure: “It’s a sad day”

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Rovers defender Joe Grayson has confirmed his departure from the club after a fifteen-year spell.

The 22-year-old had spent the second half of the season on loan with Oxford United, but game time was hard to come by in the play-off chasing League One side.

Grayson made his first team debut in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City in August 2018, with his appearance making him and his father Simon only the third father and son to have represented the club, with dad Simon appearing between 1999 and 2002.

In January 2019, he headed out on loan to League Two outfit Grimsby Town, scoring twice during his time with the club.

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A hamstring injury kept him out for almost a year in a tough 2019-20 season, prior to his return to action for the Under-23s in late 2020.

He then spent time out on loan with Oxford United this season, making six appearances for the Us.

Posting on social media, Grayson said: “”After 15 years of being at Blackburn my time has come to an end. It’s a sad day as it’s all I have known in my time being a footballer. From starting in the under 8s to making my first team debut is a proud moment.

“However now is time for a fresh start. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my time at the club and all the staff and players I’ve worked with. Wishing everyone associated with Blackburn the very best in the future”

We’d like to wish Joe the best in his career.

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