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Mowbray: Striking options a good headache to have

Tony happy that all of his forwards are in excellent form

9 December 2017

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Tony Mowbray admits picking his strikers for each game is a case of horses for courses ahead of Rovers' game at Peterborough United.

Mowbray started off with a plethora or strikers at his disposal at the beginning of the season, with the likes of Danny Graham, Dominic Samuel and Marcus Antonsson at his disposal.

But the emergence of Joe Nuttall has also handed the boss a dilemma, especially now Leeds loanee Antonsson has been in lethal form since moving onto the left wing.

So, how does Tony deal with so many options, and how's that selection headache after a goal glut from all of his frontmen in recent weeks?

"It's a better headache than it was earlier in the season, certainly," Tony told iFollow.

"When I look at the scoring charts I see they are all doing well, they're all scoring a similar number between six and eight goals so far. I feel they are all enjoying their football at the moment.

"I look at the opponent and see what sort of striker we need that will do best against that opponent. They are all good lads and know that just because they aren't playing doesn't mean they've not played well," he added.

And Tony admits he hasn't got a favoured man to lead the line, confessing that each of his strikers plays a different sort of role in the team.

"Dominic [Samuel] had a three-match suspension earlier in the season which knocked him back and gave Joe Nuttall the natural opportunity after scoring so many goals for the Under-23s.

"It's been a seamless transition for Joe, who has come in, earned instant respect from the players and he's worked extremely hard. He's scored a goal in that three-goal period that he started.

"Danny Graham needs a mention for the amazing approach to it all. He's not started every game but he's continued to work hard and when the opportunities have come he's made an impact on the team and scored goals for us.

"They're all different types of strikers which gives me great options for each game we play," the boss concluded.

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