Blackburn Rovers’ Lewis Holtby has told the club website that his first season with the club has been an up and down affair for him.

The 29-year-old midfielder had been a free agent until September 2019 when he was signed by Blackburn. From there he would become a great signing for the Lancashire club, scoring three goals in ten starts. Holtby, who has got three Germany caps to his name, has been a popular man at Ewood Park because of it.

His season appeared to be over though in February when he suffered a lateral ligament injury during the match against Middlesbrough. But with the season being suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Holtby will be able to play in the season should it return in June. The German midfielder hopes football will return so he can finish the season and try and get Blackburn into the play-off places.

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Holtby said: “It’s been a bumpy ride, but I’ve really enjoyed myself,”

“I’ve settled in and I’m looking forward to the next chapter in front of me.

“We’ve got some very interesting games coming up. We’re three points off the play-offs and it’s still all to play for.

“I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months. Hopefully we can get back to football again and hopefully finish in the play-offs.”

If football does return and the fixture list continues as it was when the season was suspended, Holtby and Blackburn will be playing against Bristol City in a home fixture.

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