Murphy joins Blackburn

Two-year deal at Ewood Park for former Fulham skipper

Danny Murphy: Has signed a two-year contract with Championship club Blackburn

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Danny Murphy has joined Blackburn on a two-year deal after leaving Fulham on a free transfer.

Murphy was out-of-contract at Craven Cottage, although Fulham boss Martin Jol had expressed a desire to keep his captain at the club.

The 35-year-old is also believed to have attracted late interest from Queens Park Rangers but has opted to drop down to the Championship with newly-relegated Rovers.

The acquisition of the former England midfielder represents something of a coup for much-maligned Blackburn boss Steve Kean as he attempts to rebuild the club following a traumatic Premier League campaign.

Kean told Blackburn's official website: "Being able to bring Danny on board is a massive boost for everyone and I couldn't be more delighted.

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

Murphy has ties in the North West having played for Liverpool from 1997 to 2004.