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Chapman: I've got to take my chance when it comes

Harry knows he has to keep impressing

4 September 2017

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Harry Chapman hopes he has given boss Tony Mowbray food for thought with his recent displays.

The on-loan attacker has certainly caught the eye at Ewood in the last few weeks, with stirring displays in the Carabao Cup, the Checkatrade Trophy, and as a substitute in Rovers' 4-1 victory over MK Dons last time out in the league.

The 19-year-old is yet to start a league match for Rovers since making the season-long loan move from Middlesbrough, but he knows that when he is given his opportunity, he has to make the most of it.

"I think I've made an impact on the squad and the manager, and given him something to think about," said Chapman.

"I'm now starting to get a run of games under my belt so hopefully I can kick on now. The minutes are massive as you can be fit but being match fit is completely different.

"You can run all day but the intensity that you need is a lot harder, then once you get the starts under your belt and the minutes start coming it becomes a lot easier and the game just flows.

"I've just got to wait for my chance and when it comes I've got to take it and I think I have done in the last few games and given the manager a few things to think about."

Chapman has been something of a lucky charm for teams in League One having gained promotion first with Barnsley and then last season at Sheffield United whilst on loan. So he hopes to make it a hat-trick with Rovers this season and believes they have what it takes to get out of the division.

"We've got the talent as we've shown," he added. "It is just about getting used to the league as a lot of the lads have never played there before and don't know the intensity, the tempo, and the physicality of it.

"It was a bit of a reality check in the first few games but we've finally come together and now we are starting to play well and score goals.

"The squads that I have been in have all been about togetherness and I think it is the same with the lads here. We get on well, we all have a laugh and a joke but are serious when we need to be.

"I think everyone has a point to prove from last year, they owe the fans something from the relegation. So everyone is ready and wants to get promotion again and get the club back to where it should be."

Chapman and Rovers are back in action after the international break when they take on Rochdale at the Crown Oils Arena.

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