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Tony says thanks

22 April 2016

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Stricken forward Tony Watt has paid thanks to everyone connected with the club.

The 22-year-old joined Rovers from Charlton Athletic in January and scored on his debut in the FA Cup victory over Oxford United.

He was on target again as Rovers defeated Birmingham City at Ewood Park in March, but his loan spell was cut short when he tore his groin just five minutes into the local derby against Preston earlier this month.

The forward, who made his senior debut for Scotland during his time with Rovers, underwent an operation last Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for the next three months.

Now back home in Scotland recuperating, Tony contacted the club to say thanks to the players, staff and supporters for an enjoyable loan spell.

“It was brilliant,” he said. “To work under the gaffer and alongside the boys, it was fantastic. I really enjoyed it.

“It’s a big club and it can really go places if it wants to. With the management team and everyone around the place, it’s got the right foundations, it just needs people to get behind it.

“To hear the fans singing my name at Oxford, I couldn’t ask for anything else and when I came off against Preston they gave me a round of applause and a good send-off. I’m just gutted my time there got cut short and I couldn’t stay and help fight for the rest of the season.

“That’s my season over. I’m looking to get back maybe mid-July. I’ve had an operation, so now it’s time to recover and then I start my rehab next month.

“I just want to say thanks to the supporters, thanks to the gaffer, thanks to the players and cheers to everyone around the place. It’s a brilliant club.”

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