Chris Brown insists the lure of Blackburn Rovers was too good to turn down after completing his switch from Doncaster Rovers.
The striker was unveiled at Ewood Park yesterday after activating a relegation release clause in his contract which allowed him to leave Rovers on a free.
And he said he could not refuse Gary Bowyer’s side when they came knocking.
He said: “As soon as I found out about the interest from Blackburn, that’s where I wanted to go.
“It’s a massive club with genuine ambitions for promotion and that is something I wanted to be part of. I can’t wait to get started.
Brown then took to Twitter thank all at Rovers for his time with the club.
He tweeted: “Many thanks to everyone at #drfc - fantastic club and staff and great supporters. Thanks for all your support and fond memories. Wishing you another promotion campaign this year.”
The 29-year-old was Rovers’ player of the year last season, proving to be perhaps the club’s most reliable player with his workhorse performances.
Boss Paul Dickov, while disappointed to lose Brown, admitted he could not begrudge him the move back to the Championship.
He said: “I don’t think the fans and staff at the club who saw him last season would begrudge him the move, and a decent move at this stage of his career.
“He was outstanding for us last season.
“We wish him all the best.”