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Mowbray a massive factor - Armstrong

Arma thrilled to team up with the Rovers boss for the third time in his career

6 August 2018

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Adam Armstrong says the opportunity to work under manager Tony Mowbray was a 'massive factor' in his decision to sign for the club.

The 21-year-old hot-shot, who today penned a four-year deal with the club, has previously enjoyed two hugely successful loan spells with the Rovers chief.

The pair first joined forces at Coventry City during the 2015-16 season, when Armstrong netted 20 goals in 40 league games and was rewarded with a place in the PFA's League One Team of the Year.

The duo linked up again during the second half of last season, when the England Under-21 international continued his fine form, netting nine times from 21 appearances, as Rovers returned to the Championship at the first attempt.

Armstrong is now looking forward to working under Mowbray for the next four years and is confident the Rovers boss can help him improve as a player during that time.  

"I had a connection with the gaffer as soon as I went to Coventry," said Armstrong. "We've got a good bond and he was a massive factor as to why I came here.

"He lets you play your normal game, he speaks to you a lot and he makes you feel wanted, which is a massive thing for a player, because your confidence is always high.

"I'm thriving under him at the minute and I'd like to continue that this season and really kick on.

"I'm still young, I'm only 21, and still learning the game. There's the right players and staff here to help me do that, so I'm looking forward to it."

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