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Henley praised once more

12 April 2015

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Gary Bowyer was once again delighted with the display of defender Adam Henley after the goalless draw with Reading.

The young full back followed up his man-of-the-match performance against Liverpool on Wednesday night with another strong defensive showing as Rovers picked up a point against Reading.

Henley drew praise from all quarters for his display in midweek, with Bowyer happy he was able to back that up against the Royals on Saturday.

"I think after Wednesday night the last thing Adam Henley wanted to see was a speedy winger and he got one," said Bowyer. "But he dealt with Gareth McCleary ever so well.

"He is developing now and long may that continue in the last five games.

"At this moment in time he's really nailed the position as his own, but he knows that he has to keep on improving, there are certain things he can get better at for sure, but his defending is outstanding.

"The beauty of it is he wants to get better. Both performances against Sterling were outstanding and he's backed it up against Reading."

Bowyer was also pleased that Tommy Spurr didn't look out of place in the centre of defence.

Injury to four centre halves meant full back Spurr had to fill in, with his manager delighted with his performance.

He added: "We've had to chuck Tommy in there as a right-sided centre half and I thought he did ever so well alongside Matt Kilgallon and the rest of the back four."

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