Friday, 12th August, 2011

New Blackburn Rovers signing David Goodwillie has revealed that it was easy for him to snub interest from Scottish Premier League side Rangers because of the lure of playing in the English top flight.

Goodwillie was snapped up by Blackburn from Dundee United for £2.8M, but had been chased by Rangers, with the Scottish giants making three offers for the 22-year-old.

The player has revealed though that there was never any contest over where he wanted to go, with the English Premier League much more appealing than its Scottish counterpart.

"In the end it was not that difficult a decision to make", said Goodwillie.

"I wanted a fresh start and I’m really looking forward to it.

"In the Scottish Premier League you are playing teams like St. Mirren every other week – to play against teams like Arsenal and Manchester United instead every week is just different class."

Goodwillie is also hoping to reap the dividends of his move at international level.

"I think this will boost my chances of playing in the national team", commented the striker.

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