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The 35-year-old midfielder says he still has the legs to meet the demands of a 46-game domestic campaign after dropping down a league to join Blackburn Rovers

New Blackburn Rovers signing Danny Murphy says he has what it takes to handle a 46-game Championship season.

Murphy recently put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Lancashire outfit and is hoping to help them bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The Chester-born midfielder, 35, played 30 league games for Fulham last season, and insists he can still meet the demands of a gruelling domestic campaign.

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He told Sky Sports: “The amount of games is more difficult, but that's even more reason why you need the strength in depth.

"The Championship is eight games more than the Premier League and I've thought about that as well, but for two out of the last three years I've played Europa League with Fulham.

"If you look at my own personal games, I've not got a problem with it. In fact I'm better when I'm playing more games than less - a lot of older players seem that way.

"The Championship is a tough league, there's no doubt about that. It's down to Steve and the club to make sure that the squad improves enough for us to have a successful season.

"I think the squad already has really good quality and with the type of people they're trying to get in, I think it's going to be a really exciting year."