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Blackburn Rovers seal deal for Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack

By Luke Cawdell

Bradley Dack has signed for Blackburn Rovers.

The attacking midfielder moves from Gillingham to Ewood Park on a three-year-deal for £750,000 plus add-ons.

Bradley Dack Picture: Ady Kerry
Bradley Dack Picture: Ady Kerry

Gills chairman Paul Scally said: “As much as we’re disappointed to see Bradley go we understood that he needed a fresh challenge to further his career.

“He’s been a fantastic servant to Gillingham Football Club and we wish him every success for the future.”

Dack has been unable to recapture the form that led to him being named the League 1 player of the year in 2016 and a £2m bid from Bristol City but his star quality is unquestionable.

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He picked up the young player of the year award at the Gills last season.

The former Charlton youngster, now 23, had a year left on his Gills contract.

He has been at Priestfield since earning a pro deal there in May 2012, scoring regularly for the youth team.

It was during the management reign of Peter Taylor - now director of football at the Gills - that Dack was handed an improved and extended deal, until the summer of 2018.

He made his Gills debut for Martin Allen's side, appearing in the League Cup win at Bristol City in August 2012. He made 24 appearances during his debut season, as the club won the League 2 title.

Dack's time at the Gills wasn't without controversy, having given evidence in a rape trial alongside his accused former team-mate Nathan Nyafli, who was cleared of the offence.

He missed four games towards the end of last season, having been sent off for dissent. Two games were for the dismissal and two more were added after the FA received the referee's report. He was fined two weeks wages for the incident.

The midfielder leaves the club with 160 league appearances to his name and 31 goals.

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