Date: 29th February 2016 at 4:41pm
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Darragh Lenihan has worked his way into the Blackburn first-team in the past couple of season, yet this season has seen a real regular squad place nailed down by the Irishman.

This has seen his progress rewarded with a new deal; with him signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract to take him through until the summer of 2019 heading into the weekend win against MK Dons.

Having signed this the 21-year-old told he was ‘over the moon’ with it something he’s wanted for a while.

Now Lenihan is looking to keep his place in the squad, and ideally starting XI, which he’s managed more of under Paul Lambert this season with him thankful for this.

‘I’m over the moon to be honest, it has been a long time coming. I’m happy that the manager has shown the faith in me to give me games and to offer me a new contract. It has been very pleasing over the last few months and hopefully it can continue. At this stage of my career the main thing is to play games and the gaffer has given me a great chance to show what I can do on the pitch. Hopefully I can keep improving my game and getting good results.’

Lenihan ended last season in the side under Gary Bowyer having come through the Blackburn academy setup but then found opportunities tough to come by to begin this season until Lambert arrived and have him his chance in midfield.

He finished by saying he feels he can ‘really improve his game’ under the guidance of the former Scottish international.

‘He has been fantastic with me. He’s won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund, he played centre-midfield which is my position, and I feel that he can really improve my game.’

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