Blackburn Rovers sign Richie Smallwood from Rotherham United

Blackburn sign Smallwood from Rotherham
© Getty Images
Blackburn Rovers complete a deal to sign Richie Smallwood from Rotherham United on a two-year contract with the option of a further year.

Blackburn Rovers have completed a deal to sign midfielder Richie Smallwood from Rotherham United on a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old arrives at Ewood Park on a free transfer, reuniting with manager Tony Mowbray after the pair spent time together at Middlesbrough.

Smallwood has put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him with the club until 2019, with the option of a further year on top of that.

The midfielder linked up with Rotherham initially on loan in 2014, scoring the winning penalty in the League One playoff final before joining the Millers on a permanent basis that summer.

The one-time England Under-18 international made 133 appearances for Rotherham in all, having previously come through the ranks at Middlesbrough.

Smallwood becomes Blackburn's second new signing of the summer following their relegation from the Championship last season.

Connor Mahoney of Blackburn controls the ball during the Under 21 Premier League Cup Final Second Leg match between Southampton and Blackburn Rovers at St Mary's Stadium on April 20, 2015
Read Next:
Mahoney closing in on Nott'm Forest switch
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury9720136723
2Peterborough UnitedPeterborough96211910920
3Bradford CityBradford9621169720
4Wigan AthleticWigan96121761119
5Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe9531113818
7Charlton AthleticCharlton95131412216
8Rotherham UnitedRotherham95042011915
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn8413128413
10Fleetwood Town84131415-113
11MK Dons9414911-213
12Oxford UnitedOxford Utd93331410412
14Bristol Rovers94051519-412
16Southend UnitedSouthend92431317-410
17Doncaster RoversDoncaster9234101009
19AFC Wimbledon9225510-58
20Northampton TownNorthampton9216815-77
23Plymouth ArgylePlymouth9126616-105
24Oldham AthleticOldham91171223-114