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Mowbray: Marvin is a talented boy

23 February 2017

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Tony Mowbray knows that Rovers have a talented matchwinner on their hands in Marvin Emnes.

The new Rovers boss worked with the Dutchman during a hugely successful spell at the Riverside and is fully aware of what makes him tick and how to get the best out of the striker.

Speaking to Rovers PlayerHD, Mowbray said: "I know Marvin. Marvin scored 18 league goals in one season at Middlesbrough with me.

"I think he can score goals. I think he can make the difference. I think you've got to love Marvin, you've got to put your arm around him and make him feel special and make him feel good.

"When I first got there, he was out of the picture at Middlesbrough. He went to Swansea I think and he scored a winning goal against Cardiff, which made the Swansea fans love him and that's where he eventually ended up.

"But we had good times with Marvin. He's a nice kid. He's not gregarious, he doesn't much himself out there, he's quite introvert, but he is a very talented boy.

"Watching training today, he's not the only of that type of footballer. There's three or four similar types to Marvin who were trying to show the new guy on the side what a talent they are and I was impressed with the tightness of their play in the final third and hopefully that can transmit to the big pitch on matchday."

Mowbray takes charge of Rovers for the first time this Friday night when they take on Burton Albion.

Fans are reminded that there are no sales at the Pirelli Stadium with tickets going off sale at Ewood at 2pm on Friday. With standing and seating available, prices are from £20 Adults, £18 Seniors, £15 17-22 year-olds and £7 for Under 17s.

Call the ticket office on 01254 372000 for further information.

Supporters travelling to the Pirelli Stadium by car from the south of Burton should note that there are long-term roadworks at the Branston Junction on the A38. Fans are advised to follow the northbound diversion route.

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