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Appleton: "This is a fantastic opportunity"

Michael Appleton, who has signed a two and a half year deal with Blackburn Rovers. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/

New Blackburn Rovers boss Michael Appleton said he was "delighted" to be joining such a historic club.

The former Blackpool FC manager signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Blackburn this afternoon.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining such an historic club.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am excited about the challenge we have ahead of us.

I can’t wait to start working with what is a very talented group of players.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Blackpool for their efforts during my time there and the Chairman for allowing me to come here. I wish them all the best for the future.”

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