Craig Conway to leave Blackburn after rejecting new deal

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Blackburn winger Craig Conway will depart Ewood Park after turning down a new deal with the club.

Blackburn winger Craig Conway will depart Ewood Park after turning down a new deal with the club.

Conway, 34, restricted to nine starts in the Sky Bet Championship last season, will leave when his contract expires at the end of the month.

‘Craig had to hit a certain number of games to kick in another year in his contract and he got nowhere near that number of games, but I still offered him a new contract,’ Rovers boss Tony Mowbray told the club’s official website.

‘He phoned me up, man to man, and said that he wanted to play football in the last two or three years of his career.

There was no bad tones, no negativity, he knew the situation.

‘I was happy to keep Craig because of the lad he is and the positivity he brings to our training and our dressing room every day, but he wants to go and play, and that’s fine.

‘It opens up some cash flow for us to put into wages and Craig will hopefully find the right club that allows him to play.

‘ Conway made 200 appearances in all competitions for Blackburn after joining from Cardiff in January 2014.

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