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He’s what our team needs - Mowbray

20 July 2017

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Dominic Samuel

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is looking forward to working with Dominic Samuel again after the Reading striker completed his move to Ewood Park.

The 23-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with Rovers, enjoyed a successful loan spell with Mowbray’s Coventry City during the second half of the 2014-15 season, in which he fired the Sky Blues to safety, scoring six goals in 13 games. 

Mowbray believes Samuel’s pace, power and eye for goal were all important factors in his decision to bring him to the club and he is confident the new signing will complement the other attacking options he has at his disposal.

“He’s a player I worked with for about a dozen games or so at Coventry at the end of a season where he helped the club retain its status that year,” said the manager.

“He’s positive, he’s direct, he’s mobile, he’s strong. He’s what our team needs at this moment. He has the ability to run in behind defences and hopefully a hunger to score lots of goals.

“I think he’s a young player with raw attributes that we have to try and polish up and make into a big asset for the football club.

“I like his personality, I like his work ethic. I think he fits the team we’re trying to build. Hopefully he can work alongside the likes of Danny Graham, who’s a different type of striker, and complement the team that we’re trying to put together.

“He’s a player who can hurt the back of defences and that’s what Dominic will bring – some speed and power to the team and hopefully plenty of goals.”

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