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He is going to be an exciting player

17 October 2016

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Boss Owen Coyle believes Martin Samuelsen will be better for the experience of playing in Saturday's match against Ipswich Town.

Fresh from scoring his first goal for Norway in the win over San Marino on Tuesday night, the young attacker was handed his home debut in the weekend draw.

Coyle felt that Samuelsen showed glimpses of his undoubted talent, and hopes that he learns from his first league start. 

"I thought there was lots of nice bits about his play," the Rovers boss told Radio Rovers after the game.

"You have to understand that he is a young lad and I've said to him that the nice stuff is fantastic but once you've beaten that player in the box then the cross has got to come in as he has a tendency to over-do it.

"He is young, he will learn, he is going to be an exciting player there is no doubt about that.

"I thought it was important that we gave him his opportunity and I think he did some nice things in the game. It is just getting that cutting edge because when you are a forward I always feel that ultimately for all your good play you must have goals, you must have assists, and there must be an end product."

Rovers and Samuelsen are back in action this Tuesday night when Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Tickets will be on sale up to the 7.45pm kick-off priced from £18 Adults, £12 Seniors/18-21 year-olds and £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book now online at and collect on the day of the game from the Roverstore collection point.

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