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Blackburn's Goodwillie: Not easy choosing Rovers over Rangers

David Goodwillie says it was not an easy choice to sign with Blackburn Rovers rather than Scottish giants Rangers. The 22-year old joined the Premier League club from Dundee United for an initial fee of £2million just over a week ago and has revealed it was hard to turn down a proposed move to Ibrox but playing in England's top flight was a big drawcard.

"When you come here and see the set-up at Blackburn you understand why players would turn their back on the Old Firm," said Goodwillie.

"In the end it was not a difficult decision to make, I wanted a fresh start and I'm really looking forward to it.

"In the SPL you are playing against teams like St Mirren every other week - to play against teams likeArsenal and Manchester United instead every week is just a different class."

And Goodwillie, who is likely to make his Rovers debut in tomorrow's season opener against Wolves at Ewood Park, says the shift to Blackburn should enhance his international career with Scotland.

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

"I look at players like Charlie Adam and Steven Fletcher who have done well in the Premier League and they inspire you because if they can do it, you can do it too."

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