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Manager Tony Mowbray believes Harry Chapman has a big future ahead of him

4 August 2017

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Manager Tony Mowbray is tipping new recruit Harry Chapman for the top.

The Rovers boss believes the 19-year-old forward has the world at his feet and insists he should aspire to be playing Premier League football next season.

Chapman arrives at Rovers after helping England's Under-20s to historic World Cup glory in June and he hopes another successful loan spell in League One can really kick-start his career.

“He should be in a confident mood," said the Rovers boss of his eighth summer signing, who has helped both Barnsley and Sheffield United secure promotion to the Championship in successive seasons.

"Hopefully he's had a rest since then.

"There's a lot of good players in that team who are waiting to burst onto the scene and whilst Harry's had two loans already, I think this hopefully might be the breakthrough where he propels himself.

“I've told him, really he should be looking to get back into Middlesbrough's team next year in the Premier League, if they can get promoted out of the Championship.

“As a player I worked with from Norwich, Jacob Murphy, he's got a £12m move to Newcastle on the back of a couple of good loans and Harry needs to have those sort of aspirations really and see the future.

“He's only a young lad learning a trade, working hard, trying to score goals and trying to help teams be successful and take his career down the right path.”

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