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Last Updated: Monday, 3 July 2006, 11:48 GMT 12:48 UK
Blackburn snap up striker Jeffers
Former Charlton striker Francis Jeffers
Jeffers had an unproductive two-year stint at The Valley
Blackburn have completed the signing of Francis Jeffers on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old - who was released by Charlton in May - has signed a two-year deal with the Ewood Park outfit, with the club having an option on a third.

"I spoke to a number of clubs but once I spoke to manager Mark Hughes my mind was made up," Jeffers told Blackburn's official website.

"These are exciting times for me. I've had a couple of difficult years but I've no doubt that I can still do it."

He added: "Given a fair crack of the whip here I'm sure I can get back to my best and take this club forward.

"It has been a busy couple of days but what a fantastic move for me, I can't wait."

Jeffers struggled to hold down a regular place at Charlton under former manager Alan Curbishley and has also struggled with injuries.

He started his career at Everton - playing alongside Hughes - before joining Arsenal in 2001 and then moving on to Charlton.

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