Cardiff stalwart Whittingham joins Blackburn


Blackburn have signed experienced midfielder Peter Whittingham from Cardiff.

The 32-year-old arrives at Ewood Park on a free transfer, bringing an end to his decade-long association with the Welsh club.

Cardiff offered Whittingham a reduced contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of the month, but Sky Bet League One Blackburn have given the playmaker a two-year deal and he becomes Tony Mowbray’s first signing as Rovers boss.

Whittingham made 450 appearances for the Bluebirds, scoring 98 goals. He played a major role in the club’s runs to the 2008 FA Cup final, 2012 League Cup final and promotion to the Premier League in 2012-13.