Blackburn Rovers have won the race to sign Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett, as reported on Rovers’ official club website.

The 27 year old winger has moved to Ewood Park on a two and a half year deal which will keep him at the Lancashire club until June 2018. Blackburn Rovers have paid undisclosed fee for the player’s services.

Bennett’s move to Rovers will see the player reunited with former mentor Paul Lambert who signed the winger from Brighton & Hove Albion when the Scot was Manager of Norwich City back in June 2011.

After a slow start to his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bennett moved out on loan to Crewe Alexandra and Bury to gain first team experience before making a huge impact at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Telford born winger scored 17 goals in 100 appearances for The Seagulls and played a key role in the club’s promotion to the Championship in 2011.

Bennett’s time at Norwich City was also a success with the player making 65 appearances for the Canaries during their time in the Premier League scoring 3 goals.

Bennett returned to the South Coast for a short loan spell with Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2014 before returning to Carrow Road and helping the club to promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after their relegation in 2014.

The winger has been out of favour at Carrow Road this season and spent time on loan at Bristol City prior to his permanent move to Blackburn Rovers.

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