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Lambert delighted with striker's contribution

8 December 2015

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After playing a key role in Saturday's win over Bristol City, boss Paul Lambert believes Chris Brown can be an important member of the squad for the remainder of the campaign.

Introduced with seven minutes to go at Ashton game, Brown's hold up play saw the ball played wide which eventually lead to Markus Olsson winning the penalty that Ben Marshall converted to seal the points.

The Rovers manager was impressed with the way Brown performed, and feels he can be an important option for the team after an injury-troubled first half to the season.

"I thought Chris Brown and was absolutely fantastic when he came on with his hold-up play," said 

"In this division sometimes you need that kind of player as well, so I was delighted with his contribution. You are up against big, big defenders and it is a big ask for Jordan to have that all the time.

"Gestede was here last year and that probably took a lot of the pressure away from him.

"But Brown came on and his contribution was great. I know he's had a hard time but it is a clean slate and I thought he was excellent.

"His hold up play in getting us up the pitch when they were going route one was excellent. Goalscoring is every striker's mantra, but there's also that side of it that can go un-noticed by a lot of people."

Brown and Rovers are back in action this Friday night when they take on Rotherham United at Ewood Park.

Tickets for the match will be on sale until the 7.45pm kick-off, priced from £13 for Adults, from £9 for Seniors and 18-21 year-olds and from just £4 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Why not avoid the matchday queues and order your tickets online at 

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