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It's so much nicer to have Adam on your team, says Paul

Downing delight to have Armstrong with him rather than against him after the striker's brace

3 April 2018

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Adam Armstrong's brace downed the Dons on Easter Monday and Paul Downing admits he much prefers having the striker on his side than against him!

Adam's first half brace earned the three points against Dan Micchiche's men to make it nine goals in his last nine games for Rovers, which have all come since he turned 21.
 
And speaking afterwards, team-mate Downing confessed he's come to expect those predatory instincts from the on loan Newcastle hitman having seen him do it plenty of times in training - against him!
 
“You see in training what a handful he is," Paul said to iFollow Rovers at the end of the game at Stadium MK. "We're delighted he’s on our side, he’s full of confidence and scoring goals.
 
“He got one with his right and one with his left. He shows his class and can go either way, which is a nightmare for opponents. 
 
“We back him when he gets into that area to stick the ball in the net more often than not."
 
Armstrong was a constant thorn, constantly cutting in from the right side of the attacking trio behind Danny Graham in Buckinghamshire.
 
The forward scored two and could have got more, and Downing admitted that utilising Armstrong's pace and directness was something discussed prior to the match.
 
"It’s something we highlighted before the game to get him running inside the outside centre backs. He took his goals really well."
 

Rovers are next in action on Saturday 7th April when Southend United visit Ewood Park. Kick-off is at 3pm and you can purchase your tickets by clicking here.


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