Date: 23rd July 2017 at 3:11pm
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Ryan Nyambe, who will compete with new signing Paul Caddis as Blackburn’s first choice right back this season, has signed a long-term deal at Ewood Park.

A regular under Tony Mowbray since his appointment last season, in fact starting every game under him, Nyambe put pen to paper on a new three year deal, which also has an option for a further 12 month.

Nyambe, 19, first joined Blackburn as a 14 year old and made his debut against Shrewsbury in 2015.

He told the Official Website: ‘I’m very pleased to sign this new contract. I can’t wait for the new season to start and to learn more. This new contract means a lot to me because I’ve been here for a very long time and I just want to pay the club back for what they’ve done for me.’

Mowbray’s has had a strong impact on his development so far and Nyambe’s admitted he’s still got a lot to learn as well as going on to talk about admitting the expectation upon him will be higher this season.

‘He’s a very good manager. He’s always talking to me and helping me every single day. Even during games, I can hear him shouting at me and telling me what to do and I listen to him and it really helps. More will be expected of me, because of what I experienced last season, so I will be expected to do better than I did last season because of how much I’ve learnt.’

Adding: ‘I’ve got a lot more to learn. I just need to get my head down, work hard and listen to people. Personally, I think I did ok last season, but unfortunately for the team it wasn’t great. But the main target this year is to get back up and that`s the only target we want.’

Looking ahead to the League One season he went on to say pre-season has gone well so far and Nyambe feels it came be a successful campaign following the disappointment of relegation last time round.

‘We’ve been looking really good in pre-season. Everyone is looking fit and sharp, so I don’t see why we can’t have a successful season. I’m really excited and I can’t wait for our first game.’

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