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Boss delighted for Kasey

Tony Mowbray was thrilled to see Kasey Palmer find the net after a tough week for the loanee

26 August 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was delighted for Kasey Palmer after the Chelsea loanee netted the winner against Brentford.

The 21-year-old scored his second goal in Rovers' colours in the 1-0 victory over the Bees - stroking home the rebound after Elliott Bennett's cross was only partially cut out.

The goal marked a happy end to a tough week for Palmer, who had only returned to training on Friday after spending the week dealing with a personal issue down in London.

Mowbray, who is pleased with the way Palmer is adapting to his Rovers role, said: "I'm delighted for Kasey. 

"He's been away all week in London dealing with a family illness and he only came back yesterday. 

"So I'm delighted for him that he's scored a goal and worked so hard, because it's not his main forte.

"And if it runs right through the team, we're going to be hard to beat every week.

"He's probably a bit sick of me shouting at him, to be honest. 

"He's very technical, but he had to learn his positional play out of possession, cutting off passing lines to their wide players.

"He's come from Chelsea, so they've got the ball all the time. And when you're not playing for such a good technical team, you've got to run and tackle and chase and win headers and fight and get back.

"And he's got to learn all of those things to become a better footballer, but he's trying to pick them up very quickly and I was so happy for him that he's had a good day because he'll be feeling as if someone is watching over him because he's had a tough week."


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