Monday, 10th February, 2014

Luke Varney admits that he has a lot of negative energy inside him that he hopes to channel into good performances on the pitch for new club Blackburn Rovers.

The 31-year-old striker swapped Leeds United, where he had been sidelined this term, for Gary Bowyer's Blackburn outfit, joining up on loan.

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And Varney is happy to have departed Elland Road, feeling that things went sour at Leeds and explaining that has left him with less than fond memories of his experience this term with Brian McDermott's men.

"I was just delighted to get on the coach and realise it was a done deal", he told the BBC, speaking about his Blackburn switch.


"I've had a lot of conversations with the [Blackburn] manager [Bowyer] and I was happy to get it over the line after a week of turmoil at Leeds.

"Once it was made aware that I might not get a contract next year at Leeds, they stopped playing me and I understood I would have to move on.

"I can put all that behind me now and use that negative – it's not anger – but there's a lot inside that I need to get out and I'm hoping to do that on the pitch for Blackburn."

Varney has already made his Blackburn debut, being introduced off the bench during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough.

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