Blackburn Rovers have signed Elliott Ward from AFC Bournemouth on a two and a half year deal.

The signing of the defender follows a successful day for the Rovers who have already signed striker Danny Graham on loan from Sunderland.

Both signings move to Ewood Park from the Premier League, bringing an abundance of experience with them.

Ward has made 31 appearances for Bournemouth since signing in 2013 and has spent the early part of this year at 16th placed Huddersfield.

The 31-year-old started his career at the Hammers, playing his part in their promotion to the Premier League in 2005.

The central defender has also spent a large part of his career at Coventry City and then Norwich City where he first worked alongside Rovers gaffer Paul Lambert.

The reunion is set to be a happy one with the pair spending a successful stint together at The Canaries.

On the move Ward has said, “It has been a busy few days to try and get it done, but I’m really pleased and I can’t wait to get started training and crack on,”

“I’m looking forward to putting on the shirt and hopefully being involved.”

“Paul Lambert demands standards and he definitely brought mine up a few notches at Norwich and that’s something I want to get back to on a regular basis.”

Blackburn Rovers currently sit in 18th position in the Championship and are looking for the new signings to add stability in order to win their first game in 6 at the weekend.

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