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Tony: Dack's hitting the right notes

The boss confesses he's had to be patient with the midfielder, whose showing his class now

19 November 2017

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray admits Bradley Dack's fine performance against Bury at the weekend came as no surprise to him.

Dack was the orchestrator-in-chief for the visitors; setting up two and scoring one of his own in a convincing display from Rovers against the Shakers and Mowbray believes fans are seeing the midfielder at his best, with four goals in his last five league games.

"Bradley was exceptional," Mowbray told iFollow Rovers after the game at the Energy Check Stadium.

"He just needed to settle into the football club really and what I mean by that is he's had two hamstring injuries very early on into his career here, followed by three international breaks.

"He had a bit of a social mishap, let's say, and it's all contributed into a bit of a stop-start season for him, really.

"He has undoubted quality and can be the difference for us in games either spinning away from opponents or sliding team-mates in, as he did today.

"We need to keep him fit and keep him hungry and if we do that then he can be one of the catalysts for us this season."

Dack's been in sparkling form for Rovers in recent weeks and Mowbray has been delighted with the 23-year-old's impact in games by bringing something different to the attacking play.

"He's an X-Factor player who can sit players down on their backsides and make the difference with his quality in the final third or with that final little pass," added the Rovers boss.

"Bradley brings a little bit at magic at times. A couple of years ago Bradley got 20 goals from midfield and if you give him too much space in and around the box then he can hurt you."

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