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Blackburn Rovers recruit outlines aims

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Greg Cunningham intends to make the most of his time at Blackburn and use the opportunity to make an impression on his parent club Cardiff City.

The full-back made the loan switch to Lancashire on deadline day, and he has described it as a relief to get the deal over the line, and join a club where he will be back playing regularly.

He made only eight appearances for the Bluebirds since his £4m move from Preston, but despite things not working out he has no regrets of his decision to try and play Premier League football.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, he said: “I am very grateful to this club for giving me the opportunity and I want to repay the faith by putting in consistent and good performances for the club.

“I just want to play football. Some players are happy to fill that role, and you do need people to fill that role, but I don’t want to be one of them.

“I have a lot to offer and the gaffer had his opinion at Cardiff and I didn’t play as much … I hope to work my way into the plans here and show the gaffer what I’m about.”

Cunningham travelled with the squad to Craven Cottage but didn’t make the matchday squad, and Tony Mowbray will hope that when he does feature he will make an immediate impact, as Rovers have lost both their games so far, conceding four goals in the process.

The Irishman is keen to make an impression and he could have the opportunity to do so in Blackburn’s Carabao Cup tie against Oldham, or at home to Middlesbrough at the weekend.

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The Verdict

Cunningham is a brilliant signing for Rovers and he should help to tighten the defence.

It is also a good move for him, he knows the area from his time at Preston and he should enjoy working under Mowbray, who although demanding is a good man-manager who should help him feel comfortable in the team.

If that happens Cunningham should get close to his best form again and stake a claim to get into the Cardiff starting line-up, and failing that then he should at least attract interest from other top Championship clubs.

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