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I'm here to help – Harry

New signing eyeing a third straight promotion from League One

4 August 2017

New signing Harry Chapman hopes to help Rovers have a successful season, after completing his loan move from Middlesbrough.

The 19-year-old forward has helped both Barnsley and Sheffield United secure promotion to the Championship in each of the last two seasons and he hopes to make it a unique treble here at Ewood Park.

"It's a massive club," said Chapman, who scored four goals in 14 appearances at Bramall Lane last season.

"They shouldn't be in this league, they need to get back to where they belong, up the top, and I'm here to help out and I can't wait to get started.

"It would be unbelievable if I can do three out of three and with the squad we've got here I don't see why we can't."

As well as joining a big club with big ambitions, Chapman insists the opportunity to work with former Boro boss Tony Mowbray was the biggest factor in his decision to move to Ewood Park.

"Just the manager," he added. "He's really good.

"When I was in the Academy at Middlesbrough he was obviously there and I've talked to the lads who are still there and they've all persuaded me, saying he's really good, he'll get the best out of you and that's what I need.

"He has five key points – we press the ball when we lose it high, we counter-attack, we stop counter-attacks, we control the game and we keep the ball on the floor – which is all what I enjoy football-wise, so it was good to hear."

Chapman, who has been handed the number 8 shirt, is expected to go straight into the Rovers squad for Saturday's League One opener away to Southend.


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