Date: 21st September 2017 at 8:32am
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Danny Graham has found himself on the bench in recent weeks but the former Watford, Swansea and Sunderland forward is ‘ready and waiting’ for his Blackburn chance once more.

Graham, of course last season’s top goalscorer, was in Tony Mowbray’s starting XI for the opening couple of games but has since found himself behind summer signing from Reading Dominic Samuel and on-loan Leeds forward Marcus Antonsson – this coincided with a Rovers winning run.

It wasn’t just Graham who dropped out of the side as the vastly experienced Peter Whittingham did too.

The striker, as disappointed as he was to drop out, knows the boss had his reasons but was ultimately happy with the winning run Blackburn went on, which obviously meant Graham couldn’t get his place back.

He told the Official Website: ‘The gaffer changed it after two games, which is rightly so. I think me and Whits came out of the team and he had his reasons for that and so be it. The boys won four in a row. So I’m disappointed not to be playing, but also delighted that the boys are picking up results and doing well.’

Whenever that chance does come, be it this weekend against League One leaders Shrewsbury or next Tuesday, Graham went on to say he was ‘dying to get back in’ and would ‘be ready.’

Graham, 32, is also aware Blackburn face a long season ahead, which he wants to be a part of, but the most important thing, his involvement or nor, is that Rovers push for promotion.

He finished: ‘It is going to be a massive squad effort throughout the season, I’m itching to be playing and itching to be a part of it and doing well for Blackburn Rovers. I’m ready and waiting, the only focus I’ve got, and the boys have got, is to make sure we get promoted.’

Mowbray, as much as possible, wasn’t going to change a winning team – the boss would be expected to make a change or two this weekend though and that could see Graham return.

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