‘I’ve had three very good years in Norwich’ - Trybull completes Blackburn move
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Norwich City midfielder Tom Trybull has set his sights on experiencing a second promotion to the Premier League, after sealing his season long loan switch to Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers.
The German playmaker was out of favour at the Canaries and free to seek a Carrow Road exit ahead of Friday’s 5pm transfer window deadline along with Moritz Leitner and Josip Drmic.
Rovers were in the market for a central midfielder following a solid start to the league season and are believed to be paying a proportion of Trybull’s salary.
The 27-year-old was a key figure in the club’s Championship title-winning triumph, and made 20 league and cup appearances last season, but had not featured at all since a summer squad refresh overseen by Daniel Farke and Stuart Webber.
“I’ve had three very good years in Norwich, although the last few months weren’t great with relegation back to the Championship,” reflected Trybull.
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“That’s life, that’s football, that can happen. I’ve played a lot of games at Norwich, but now I’m really excited to crack on and play a big part for Rovers.”
Trybull has made 59 appearances since his successful trial in 2017 and is still under contract at Norwich until 2022, with an additional one year option, after signing a fresh deal in July 2019.
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City is not scheduled to face Blackburn until December 12, but it would be expected Trybull is ineligible to face his parent club as part of the loan arrangement.
“I’m very happy and delighted to be a Rovers player, and very proud to be joining such a big club,” Trybull said, speaking to iFollow Rovers. “It’s been a stressful day getting up here, but it’s a positive day for sure.
“Last season the team showed the sort of football they wanted to play and were very close to the play-off positions for a long time.
“The ambitions for this season is one of the main reasons why I wanted to come to Rovers. I want to push for the big goal and be a part of it.
“Obviously the Premier League is the best league in the world and is something I’ve experienced already in my career.
“I want to prove again that I can be a crucial part in a team that achieves that goal of reaching the Premier League.
“If you ask any player who’s been in the Premier League and got relegated, they all want to come back.
“I want to be part of a team with big ambitions and Rovers is a big club who wants to push to reach the target of the Premier League.”
Blackburn finished 15th after promotion from League One last season and continued to build under Tony Mowbray when finishing 11th last season.
They host Nottingham Forest on Saturday, having taken seven points from their opening four games of the Championship season, winning 4-0 at Derby and romping to a 5-0 home win over newly-promoted Wycombe.