Murphy makes Blackburn move

  • Last Updated: June 25 2012, 12:06 BST

Blackburn have made their first signing of the summer by bringing in Fulham captain Danny Murphy on a two-year contract.

Murphy: 'A pivotal signing' said Kean

The 35-year-old returns to the north-west, where he previously played for Liverpool and Crewe, having also spent time at Charlton and Tottenham before his move to Craven Cottage.

"Being able to bring Danny on board is a massive boost for everyone and I couldn't be more delighted," manager Steve Kean, preparing for life after relegation from the Barclays Premier League, told rovers.co.uk.

"His record is there for all to see. He is a model professional, who has a real hunger to keep on playing football and we are thrilled he has decided to commit his future to us.

"This is a pivotal signing for us."