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Great to see the Reserves win

15 September 2015

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Gary Bowyer was delighted to see the Under-21s claim their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over West Ham on Monday night.

The Rovers boss was in attendance at Ewood Park as the development squad came from behind on three occasions before Connor Mahoney's second of the game seven minutes from time sealed all three points in a hugely entertaining encounter.

"They were outstanding goals, all seven of them," said Bowyer.

"West Ham will feel really gutted that they've scored three outstanding goals and still not won the game but that is football."

The manager believes the appointment of staff with that Rovers connection is hugely important, and something that can only be of benefit to the club long-term.

"I'm delighted for Damien and John with the way they have gone about it," he added.

"The pair of them have started off ever so well working together, they've really put the hours in with the lads and from our point of view they are both ex Blackburn Rovers players so that was really important to me when I was bringing them back in.

"It is important that you have that Blackburn connection running all the way through the club and we've certainly got that now.

"With Eric Kinder at the Academy, it is really promising and really healthy for the future of the football club and I am delighted that I was able to bring them all back."

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