Grella never wanted to leave
Midfielder still hoping to make his mark at Ewood Park
Vince Grella insists he never wanted to leave Blackburn and is delighted to have been given a second chance.
The Australian midfielder came close to packing his bags over the summer when Rovers agreed a fee with Turkish giants Galatasaray.
However, that deal collapsed and Grella found himself sticking around at Ewood Park.
He has been able to force his way into Sam Allardyce's plans on a more regular basis of late and hopes he can nail down a place in the matchday squad.
Having seen his time in England disrupted by niggling knocks, Grella is determined to steer clear of the treatment table for the foreseeable and prove his worth to the Rovers supporters and his boss.
"Obviously after not showing what your true potential is, you always want to stay and prove people wrong," the 31-year-old told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"There are a lot of people who have probably thought that it was a waste of time and money to bring me here, so I'm always trying to change that around.
"I still have another year's contract. I would like to see that out and then we'll see where we go from there.