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Stokes closing in on first team return

13 April 2017

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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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