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Mowbray hoping Adam can be in amongst the goals again under his stewardship

9 January 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is hoping Adam Armstrong can replicate his goal return from when the two last worked together at Coventry City.

Adam hit 20 goals in the 2015-16 campaign and with it earned a place in the League One Team of the Season, under the guidance of Mowbray.

And the boss if hoping for similar from his new signing to assist in firing Rovers to automatic promotion come the end of the current campaign.

"I've seen him damage League One," Mowbray said adamently to iFollow.

"He's a few years older now and has had a loan at Bolton the first half of this season. He needs to play and score again.

"He's certainly not short on confidence, he just had a different role at Bolton, playing on the wing and working back.

"He knows how I like him to play and the way I like him to play. We'll see how he does. He was worshipped at Coventry. The balance of the team was very dynamic."

And reflecting on his time at Coventry, Mowbray has urged his side to step up, and, believes that should they provide the right service to Armstrong, he'll gobble up the chances.

"We had Ryan Kent on one wing who's just been playing for Freiburg in the German Bundesliga, and Jacob Murphy, who went to Newcastle for £12m in the summer on the other wing, so it was a pretty potent front three with Adam down the middle," the boss said.

"John Fleck was playing behind, slipping them in. It was an exciting, young, fast, talented team and all the players have since moved on.

"I hope we can replicate what we did with Adam a few years ago. If we can then everyone will be excited and the goals will be flying in the back of the net."

You can see Adam's potential Rovers debut this Saturday for the huge clash at Ewood Park against Shrewsbury.

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