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Eager to impress the new boss

20 November 2015

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Grant Hanley says every player has been trying to impress the new manager as Rovers prepare to take on Preston North End tomorrow afternoon.

The Rovers captain admits there was personal disappointment at the departure of Gary Bowyer and his staff last week having known them since his arrival at the club, but reveals the squad have been all working hard to catch the eye of Paul Lambert head of the clash at Deepdale.

"It was a bit hectic after the Brentford game hearing on the Tuesday that the manager had been sacked," admitted the Scottish international.

"I was gutted because I've known them a long time. Gary and Terry have been here since day one for me and they've backed me the whole way and I've not had a bad word to say about them because they've been brilliant for me.

"If it wasn't for them maybe I wouldn't have been as far on in my career as I have. But that's football, these things happen, we're just glad that we've got a new manager in with plenty of time before the game on Saturday and we've had a great week.

"Having a new manager and coaching staff in has given us that bit extra in training. Obviously everbody is desperate impress.

"With a new manager comes new ideas, everything is a bit different but it has been good. The lads have enjoyed training, everyone is dying to impress, the training has been good and the intensity has been high which is what we needed a little bit.

"We've worked hard in preparation for Saturday and we are looking forward to it."

Tickets for Saturday's clash at Deepdale have all sold out to Rovers fans so why not listen to full match commentary on Rovers PlayerHD. Our broadcast will start at approximately 2.45pm.

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