BLACKBURN new boy Scott Dann is delighted to have moved after a summer of transfer speculation.
And the £6million defender is keen to make up for lost time having been out injured while former club Birmingham lost their battle with relegation last season.
The 24-year-old joins a Rovers side without a Premier League point after three matches but insists he is not worried by critics who are already writing off their chances.
Dann enjoyed an impressive first campaign in the top flight in 2009/10 and was continuing that form last term until a hamstring injury in January ended his involvement.
He had to watch from the sidelines as Brum recorded a famous Carling Cup victory over Arsenal at Wembley and was powerless to prevent their slide into the Championship.
He said: “While I’ve been at Birmingham there has been a lot of speculation that I would be leaving and to get it finally wrapped up is a relief.
“I heard of Blackburn’s interest a couple of days ago and it has all happened quickly. I was delighted to get it all sorted last night.
“From a personal point of view I would have liked it to have been done sooner so I could have got straight in with my new team-mates but it hasn’t worked out that way.
“I was looking forward to coming into training today. I got injured in January, missed the Carling Cup final and couldn’t play for the rest of the season.
“I’ve been fit all through the summer and I’ve had a full pre-season but missing so many games is frustrating.
“I need to play and I’m not happy unless there are games so I am delighted I am now playing for Blackburn.
“It wasn’t an option for me to stay in the Championship, I needed a new challenge.”