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Brown ready to battle

24 June 2014

Rovers’ new signing Chris Brown believes the ball is in his court when it comes to making his way into Gary Bowyer’s plans.

The striker, signed on a free transfer from Doncaster, admits he is raring to go, but is well aware that he will have to be at his best to win a place in the Rovers side.

Strikers Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede netted 38 times between them last season and Brown is looking forward to providing competition for the deadly duo.

“The manager said to me that if I play well and prove that I should be in the team then I’ll be in the team and that’s all you want to hear,” said the imposing hitman.

“It puts the ball in your court and that’s all you can ask for. I’ll be working hard and doing my best to prove what I can do.

“The two strikers here were flying last season, but hopefully I can do my bit to help them out and get results on the board.

“I certainly believe I can compete at this level. On a personal note, last season was probably the best I’ve had as a pro and I want to build on that. I’m 29 and I think this is the perfect move for me at this stage of my career.

“Last season at Doncaster was obviously disappointing for the team as a whole, but I’d like to thank Paul Dickov for everything that he did for me. He made me feel part of the team, it was just a shame that we got relegated.

“I like to think I’m a big, physical presence, I like to work hard and make things as difficult as possible for defenders. I know I’ll get chances because the lads here create a lot of opportunities.

“I know Tommy (Spurr) from his time at Doncaster and he spoke very highly about the club, the players and the staff, so it will be good to see him again.”

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