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Dack and Danny a deadly double act

The duo combined for the opener against Bury on Monday night

20 February 2018

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Boss Tony Mowbray hailed deadly duo Bradley Dack and Danny Graham after the comfortable win against Bury at Ewood Park, and added there were a number of solid performances from his team on Monday night.

Under the lights on home turf, Dack and Graham combined for the opener before Adam Armstrong sealed the win with his fourth goal in his last three games.

And after a slow-ish start to his Rovers career, playmaker Dack is now firing on all cylinders - something the boss always knew that would happen when he signed the number 23 from Gillingham in the summer.

"We’ve come to expect it, he’s been doing it all year for us," Mowbray said when asked about another glittering display from Dack. "Once he’d acclimatised, he’s shown what a talent he is – he just has to keep going.

"I don’t want to stand here and build one player up too much, I thought Jack Payne was amazing when he came on – he must be wondering why he’s not in the team. I see what he can do with the football, he keeps the team flowing and going forward by linking the play.

"We’ve got some good players and I don’t think Brad is the only one; Danny Graham has scored nine in 10 here at Ewood and that’s pretty special. The players who came in last month are doing well, Amari’i [Bell] was good again tonight, he beat his man and put balls into the box.

"Arma [Armstrong] scored a goal, Jack came on and made a difference too. We’re just ticking along and we’re glad with the points."

And Tony was pleased with how his team managed to finally dismantle what was a pretty disciplined Bury defensive performance.

“Every team comes here with a game plan, whether that’s to press us or try to sit back and frustrate us," Mowbray added. Eventually, we broke them down and pushed them back. We’ve developed a style of play where, once we’re on top, we pin teams in their own half."

Concluding with Graham, the boss was thrilled with the striker for gobbling up the opportunity after Dack found him with a wonderful ball just six minutes into the second half.

"Danny lives off service into the box, he picks up some wonderful positions and his experience allows him to do that – we know he can finish and he’s been doing that too. We’re delighted he’s doing that for us."

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