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Stokes closing in on first team return

13 April 2017

Anthony Stokes will be part of the first team squad that travels to Nottingham ahead of the match at the City Ground on Friday.

The Irish forward has had a stop-start first season at Ewood Park since joining from Glasgow Celtic in the summer, but returned to action on Monday night for the development squad, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Boss Tony Mowbray watched the Premier League 2 match and was suitably impressed by the striker's display and he could now come into contention for a first team recall.

"I was delighted with him I have to say," Mowbray told Rovers PlayerHD. "He showed a real good application to the game.

"We know he is a very talented boy, and I thought it was good for him to get his boots on and go back out on the grass at Ewood.

"I thought he played really well on the night, I thought the team played really well on the night.

"He hasn't done much training with us, never mind playing games, so that is a positive. He is going to travel with us to Nottingham and lets see whether he gets any involvement."

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