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Chapman adds to our attacking options

Manager Mowbray hoping to find the right combination to win gam

5 August 2017

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Tony Mowbray believes new signing Harry Chapman has the talent to play anywhere across the forward line.

The Middlesbrough starlet, who has joined on a season-long loan, can operate on either flank, behind the frontman or even in a more advanced position.

Mowbray believes that versatility will be invaluable to Rovers this season, with the manager expected to field various attacking formations throughout the course of the campaign.

“He can play anywhere really," said the Rovers boss. "I think he's a very versatile player.

"He's played wide on either side, he's played number 10, he's played number nine.  

“I think he's just a good call really for the day. Early on, when we need a goal, he has some individual talent that can drag a goal out of nothing, but other times he can work hard up and down either side, he can play behind the striker.

"If we need to give Bradley (Dack) a rest, as we will do at some stages, he can do that.  

“He has to balance off with Bradley and with Ben Gladwin, with Elliott Bennett, with Craig Conway and with Liam Feeney, and between them they have to find the combination or I have to help them find the combination that helps us score goals and win matches.”

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