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'He’s rejuvenated the whole club'

David Dunn pays tribute to Tony Mowbray and the amazing Rovers fans

25 February 2018

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Rovers legend David Dunn believes manager Tony Mowbray deserves huge credit for the current feel-good factor encompassing the club.

Dunn worked alongside the Rovers boss for the final 15 games of last season, before returning to his role with Rovers Under-23s, who currently sit top of the Premier League 2 table.

Mowbray has also guided his charges to top spot and Dunn believes the fans are really buying into his football philosophy.

Just under 3,000 terrific travelling fans watched Mowbray's men defeat Walsall at the Banks's Stadium yesterday to take Rovers' fantastic following on the road this season over the 30,000 mark.

Dunn, who made 377 appearances in two spells at his boyhood club, is delighted to see the supporters back the boys in such numbers and he hopes the team can crown the campaign with promotion back to the Championship.   

“Football is a funny game, as they say, and it’s about being able to bounce back and I think it’s clear to see that the first team now are doing that," said the 38-year-old local favourite.

“So hopefully we can finish off the season really well.

“You only have to look at the away following this year, which has been fantastic.

“At home, you expect it, because it’s near for people to get to, but I think the commitment all the fans are putting in for the away days is excellent and long may that continue.

"I feel that there’s a feel-good facto and I think Tony has to take a lot of the credit for that.

“He’s rejuvenated the whole club in my opinion. Hopefully we get to the end of the season and we can get promoted."


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