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Tony: Conway's return comes at the perfect time

Good news regarding Craig Conway, but Ben Gladwin remains a long-term absentee

7 December 2017

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Rovers manager Tony Mowbray admits the return of Craig Conway for the trip to Peterborough United this weekend couldn't have been more well timed.

The Scottish winger hasn't played for Rovers since the 2-2 draw against Fleetwood at the end of October, but with Elliott Bennett's absense, Mowbray confirmed that Conway will be travelling down with the team for Saturday's game.

"We're disappointed with the suspensions, first and foremost," Tony said on Thursday afternoon.

"We'll be without Elliott Bennett and Rekeem Harper but Craig Conway has been training, which is a positive.

"Craig's been anxious to get back but hopefully the extra week's changes has eased him back nicely. He has similar attributes to Elliott.

"It's well timed for him that he can possibly cover for Elliott in the next four league games at least. We also have Antonsson on the wing who can be a really great goal threat who can also run up and down all day.

"Ben Gladwin won't be involved for a while with his knee injury, which is a shame. He's been to see a specialist and the assessment is to just see how it settles down for the next couple of weeks. If not then they can go in and have another look at it."

And on Peterborough, Tony's expecting another tricky game against a side who many will expect to be fighting at the top of the table come the end of the campaign.

This will be the first time in five years that Rovers have travelled to the Cambridgeshire based outfit - a game in which current Posh boss Grant McCann was actually playing in for the hosts.

"We have a tough run of games coming up, starting at Peterborough," Mowbray began.

"Grant puts his team out to play how he used to play. He used to like getting on the ball and playing the ball with his left foot, playing there a long time.

"They certainly have talented individuals like [Marcus] Maddison and [Gwion] Edwards on the other side of the pitch. They're a good footballing team with obvious threats.

"We will go there, be positive and play on the front foot and aim to get the three points again."

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