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Gallagher is going to be some player

1 March 2017

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Tony Mowbray believes striker Sam Gallagher has all the attributes to reach the very top.

The Rovers boss has been hugely impressed with the young striker since taking over as head coach and feels he has everything to go far in the game.

Mowbray knows the Southampton loanee still has plenty to learn, but feels he has the qualities to be a top class centre-forward.

"The supporters won't necessarily know his personality but he looks you right in the eye and he wants to work hard, he wants to be a better footballer, he wants to listen and try and improve every day," Mowbray told Rovers PlayerHD.

"They are fantastic qualities for a young guy to have really, he knows he's not the finished article, he's not sure about when to play deep away from defenders, when to use his physicality up against them, and when to use his speed.

"But he's got some fantastic attributes that are going to make him a hell of a footballer in a few years time. A guy who can do everything, out-strength you, out-run you. Hopefully he can become cleverer with his movement, he is going to be some player.

"I think his club have done right in letting him go and play games otherwise the development is not as fast in the Under-23 league. So we are delighted we've got him."
Rovers and Gallagher are back in action this Saturday when Wigan Athletic are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Fans can take advantage of The Big 6 ticket offer, see all six remaining home matches from less than £15 a game! Find out more information here.

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