Player Profiles – Strikers

In the build up to the 2017-18 season, RoversChat will be looking at a section of player profiles each day. Today, @roverschat look at the strikers Rovers have for next season.


Danny Graham

FOR Danny Graham

Country of Birth: England

Date of birth: 12th August 1985 (Age 31)

Position: ST

Appearances/Goals for Rovers: 53/19

(Stats correct as of the start of the 2017/18 season)

Born in Gateshead in the North East of England. Danny Graham arrived at Ewood Park looking to revive his career, following a dreadful couple of years at Sunderland. Brought in by ex Rovers manager Paul Lambert in January 2016, he scored 7 goals up until the end of the season. Blackburn’s number 12 has become a real fan favourite after joining on a free in August 2016. and scored 12 goals last season. This season in League 1, Graham has the potential to top the scoring charts for the league.

Other Clubs Played for: 2004-2007 Middlesbrough; 2004 Darlington (loan); 2005-2006 Derby County (loan); 2006 Leeds United (loan); 2006- Blackpool (loan); 2007-2009 Carlisle; 2009-2011 Watford; 2011-2013 Swansea; 2013-2016 Sunderland, 2013-2014 Hull City (loan); 2014 Middlesbrough (loan); 2014 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan);


Dominic Samuel

FOR Dominic Samuel

Country of birth: England

Date of birth: 1st April 1994 (23 years old)

Position: ST

Appearances/Goals for Rovers: 0/0

(Stats correct as of the start of the 2017/18 season)

Born in Southwark, England, Samuel has been brought in this summer to add pace and power to the frontline. Rovers have spent £500,000 in taking him from previous club Reading. Samuel has previously worked with manager Tony Mowbray when on loan at Coventry, scoring 6 goals in 13 appearances to help keep the Sky Blues in League 1.

Other clubs played for: Reading 2012-2017, Colchester 2013 (loan), Dagenham & Redbridge 2014 (loan), Coventry 2015 (loan), Gillingham 2015-16 (loan), Ipswich Town 2017 (loan)

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