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Steele: Mowbray is a great appointment

28 February 2017

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Jason Steele believes the appointment of Tony Mowbray as the club's new head coach can only be a positive to Blackburn Rovers.

The goalkeeper worked under Mowbray when the two of them were at Middlesbrough, Steele playing more than 100 times for the new Rovers boss.

Knowing Mowbray well, Steele believes that once the manager's ways are understood by the players then they'll be an attractive side to watch, but he knows that the short-term objective has to be to stay in the Championship.

"I was pleased for the football club because I knew what a good appointment it would be, especially in the long-term," Steele told Rovers PlayerHD.

"Short-term wise it is all of our jobs to stay in this division but if we manage to do that I think he'll bring us a lot of success having known him and know the kind of man and manager that he is.

"He came in and within a day he told us how he wanted us to play and it takes a brave man to do that with a team that are at the bottom of the league. To come in and pass the ball like we did against Burton, with rotation and players in different positions.

"It will be foreign to a lot of people who come and watch us against Derby. They might not have seen that from a Blackburn team for a long, long time and it is going to take everyone to buy into it because it might be frustrating at times, but I think if we can do it then I think we will be okay.

"I think he is a great appointment and hopefully we can do the business for him."

Tickets for Tony Mowbray's first home game in charge will be on open sale up until the 7.45pm kick-off. Prices are from £18 Adults, £12 Seniors/18-21 year-olds, and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Reserve your seat by booking online at, in store at the Roverstore, Ewood Park, or by phoning the call centre on 01254 372000.

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