Bradley Dack insists Blackburn’s aim is to win promotion back to Premier League

Blackburn star Bradley Dack insists a Premier League return is in the club’s sights.

Rovers are one of only six clubs to win a Premier League title since its inception in 1992.

Bradley Dack is one of Blackburn’s star players
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Blackburn were only three points off a Championship play-off place when the coronavirus pandemic forced football authorities to suspend matches until April 30.

Tony Mowbray’s side have made steady progress since Dack’s arrival from Gillingham in 2017, winning promotion from League One and then finishing 15th in their first season back in the second tier.

And midfielder Dack says Blackburn are aiming to mix it with the big boys in the top-flight.

He told talkSPORT: “It’s a massive club, one of the only clubs to win the Premier League.

“You could tell from the first day I walked in the building, the training ground is really top standard, a Premier League training ground.

Bradley Dack was signed by Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray (pictured) in 2017
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“You can tell the feeling around the club since I’ve joined is only on the way up. Everyone dreams of getting back to where they were.

“It will be a bit of a process. We’ve improved every year since I’ve been here and being this close to the play-offs this year is a weird one with the season stopping now.

“The aim for this club is to get back to the Premier League. No one has made a secret of that and with the training ground, the stadium, the fans coming back, it’s a club that’s only going to get back there.

“I believed that when I moved to Blackburn, there were a few other clubs in for me as well, but once I came here I made up my mind that this was the place for me.

“The gaffer, Tony Mowbray, sold it to me with what he was looking to do with the club.

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“I bought in to that and everyone he’s brought in has and you can tell the side is going somewhere.”

Dack has been sidelined with a serious knee injury since December.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Blackburn’s training ground has been closed, but the 26-year-old is continuing his rehabilitation at home.

He added: “It’s been tough for everyone. Obviously I’m on a long-term injury at the minute so it’s been a bit strange for me not going in to the training ground and doing my normal gym stuff.

“But I have managed to kind of keep it going at home so hopefully it doesn’t hinder my progress.

“It was an ACL, the kind of dreaded one that as a footballer you don’t want to get so it was tough.”