MIDFIELD star David Dunn today underlined Rovers' Premiership credentials by pledging his future to Blackburn for the next four years.

The England under-21 captain believes he can realise his top-flight ambitions with Rovers and has signed a contract that runs to the summer of 2005.

"I just wanted to commit myself because I believe with the existing manger and the current squad the club is really going places," he said.

Dunn has come through the ranks at Ewood to emerge as a key part of Graeme Souness's side and his new deal should kill off speculation linking Leeds United and Arsenal with the free-scoring midfielder.

"My heart has always been here," he added.