Blackburn Rovers defender Hanley pens five-year contract

Lancashire Telegraph: DEAL: Hanley DEAL: Hanley

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has tipped Grant Hanley for a bright future at Ewood Park after the young defender signed a new five-year deal with the club yesterday.

The 18-year-old Scot gave an impressive display on his first-team debut in Rovers’ 1-0 win at Aston Villa on the final day of last season and has already been compared to a young Colin Hendry.

The Scotland under 19 international captained Rovers to the semi finals of the FA Youth Cup last season and has now penned a new contract keeping him at the club until 2015.

Fellow teenage centre back Phil Jones also signed a new five-year deal in May.

After handing Hanley a new contract, Allardyce said: “It’s great news for Blackburn Rovers that another of our talented youngsters has committed to a long-term contract, allowing him time to develop and improve.

“Grant now has both the opportunity and the ability to progress at the top level, as Phil Jones did last season, and he will hopefully play a big part in the future of the club.”

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5:37pm Wed 21 Jul 10

28th march 2010, turf moor says...

Another good prospect for the future, same hes not english or it could of been jones and hanley at the heart of englands defence in the future.
Another good prospect for the future, same hes not english or it could of been jones and hanley at the heart of englands defence in the future. 28th march 2010, turf moor

1:18pm Thu 22 Jul 10

makaveli96 says...

The future looks bright!
The future looks bright! makaveli96

5:26pm Thu 22 Jul 10

maninasuitcase.com says...

Never got chance to see Grant play against Villa. Watched him a few times for U18s and was very commanding and steady in the centre of the defence. Given the same opprotunities as Phil Jones, he should flourish and gain a regular place in the first team squad.
A good prospect for the Scotland squad. Should have no problems taking over the 300 year old Alexander!!
Never got chance to see Grant play against Villa. Watched him a few times for U18s and was very commanding and steady in the centre of the defence. Given the same opprotunities as Phil Jones, he should flourish and gain a regular place in the first team squad. A good prospect for the Scotland squad. Should have no problems taking over the 300 year old Alexander!! maninasuitcase.com

7:51pm Thu 22 Jul 10

RoverMad says...

Hanley will be our new Hendry and Jones is the new Moore. Come on you young Blues!
Hanley will be our new Hendry and Jones is the new Moore. Come on you young Blues! RoverMad

9:08pm Thu 22 Jul 10

mickyfin says...

My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.
My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand. mickyfin

8:55am Fri 23 Jul 10

baz58 says...

mickyfin wrote:
My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.
What she said was he has 8 fingers, 4 on each hand. It may come as a shock mate, but thats normal.
[quote][p][bold]mickyfin[/bold] wrote: My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.[/p][/quote]What she said was he has 8 fingers, 4 on each hand. It may come as a shock mate, but thats normal. baz58

9:35am Sat 24 Jul 10

WilliamJ says...

baz58 wrote:
mickyfin wrote:
My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.
What she said was he has 8 fingers, 4 on each hand. It may come as a shock mate, but thats normal.
What the heck has this got to do with a great players hard work being rewarded with a five year contract. By.........there are some nutjobs going around!!!!!!!
Well done Grant - no more than you deserve - good luck for hopefully a fantastic future.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickyfin[/bold] wrote: My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.[/p][/quote]What she said was he has 8 fingers, 4 on each hand. It may come as a shock mate, but thats normal.[/p][/quote]What the heck has this got to do with a great players hard work being rewarded with a five year contract. By.........there are some nutjobs going around!!!!!!! Well done Grant - no more than you deserve - good luck for hopefully a fantastic future. WilliamJ

9:36am Sat 24 Jul 10

WilliamJ says...

baz58 wrote:
mickyfin wrote:
My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.
What she said was he has 8 fingers, 4 on each hand. It may come as a shock mate, but thats normal.
What the heck has this got to do with a great players hard work being rewarded with a five year contract. By.........there are some nutjobs going around!!!!!!!
Well done Grant - no more than you deserve - good luck for hopefully a fantastic future.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickyfin[/bold] wrote: My girlfriend has just left me for a guy from Blackburn, She says he's better at foreplay.To be fair, I can't compete, he has 8 fingers on each hand.[/p][/quote]What she said was he has 8 fingers, 4 on each hand. It may come as a shock mate, but thats normal.[/p][/quote]What the heck has this got to do with a great players hard work being rewarded with a five year contract. By.........there are some nutjobs going around!!!!!!! Well done Grant - no more than you deserve - good luck for hopefully a fantastic future. WilliamJ

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