Tommy Rowe today spoke of the “exciting prospect” of joining Wolves and says he will be heading into the new Sky Bet Championship season with optimism.
Rowe has enjoyed “five amazing years” at Peterborough but with his contract expired is now delighted to be heading into the next stage of his career and a return to the level he previously graced with Posh for two seasons.
The 25-year-old has already scored at Molineux, when Peterborough won 3-0 in December, 2012, but is now firmly focused on doing the same for Wolves and helping the team build on the success of landing the League One title.
“I am delighted to have joined Wolves - as soon as I heard the club were interested I was very keen,” says Rowe, who has played most of his career at left midfield or left back.
“We’ve had some good games against Wolves over the last couple of years including in the Championship when we had a great day and I managed to score as well.
“Unfortunately both of us went down that season but having seen Wolves this year you can see why they won the league.
“They are a young side but also a composed side with experience at the right time.
“Everything about Wolves really appeals to me.
“The fact it’s a big club, the fans, how well they did last season, it’s an exciting prospect for me and exciting to be looking forward to the future and all the possibilities.
“And I am looking forward to playing in the Championship again.
“After being there before and tasting what it was like I always wanted to get back there.
“We have to go in with optimism.
“It is a very difficult league with some big clubs coming down from the Premier League and some good ones going up from League One.
“It is a league where a lot of teams will start the season thinking they have a good chance of promotion and we have got to go out and give a good account of ourselves and hopefully we will be amongst it.
“It’s a good challenge to go into and an exciting one to be looking to have another good season - I am really excited and can’t wait to get started now.”
Rowe has made almost 300 senior appearances in his career so far, at Stockport and Peterborough, and admits he leaves London Road after a thoroughly enjoyable time.
“I’ve had five amazing years at Peterborough,” he added.
“We had a lot of highs and a couple of lows and it was a disappointing end because as a team we’d have liked to have done a lot better last season.
“Losing in the play-offs was a big disappointment although we did have some success in the cup which was brilliant and good for the fans.
“I’m glad that I managed to win something with the club in my last season.”