Blackburn Rovers captain Charlie Mulgrew has signed a new contract with the Championship side, the club have confirmed. The skipper’s new deal runs through to 2021, with a two and a half year extension agreed.

Defender Charlie Mulgrew was a mainstay in the heart of Tony Mowbray’s defence last season, and won a place in the PFA League One Team of the Year as Rovers won promotion to the Championship.

Since arriving from Scottish giants Celtic in the summer of 2016, Scotsman Mulgrew has been an influential force in the Rovers side. In their promotion season last year, Mulgrew featured 41 times in the League, scoring 14 goals from the back and picking up five assists.

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Mulgrew has helped guide Rovers within touching distance of the Championship Play-Off places in the early stages of this season, despite struggling with a rib injury in the past few weeks.

Rovers fans have been showing their support for their skipper on Twitter after the announcement, and are all equally happy to see Mulgrew’s stay at Ewood Park extended until 2021.

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