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Boss explains quartet absence

David Raya, Paul Downing, Ben Gladwin and Dominic Samuel all didn't travel to Easter Road

8 July 2018

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Tony Mowbray says there is no need to worry after four of his squad missed out on the trip to Hibernian on Sunday.

Rovers ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at Easter Road, thanks to two second half goals in the space of four minutes from Craig Conway and youngster Willem Tomlinson.
 
But team news showed notable names weren't included, with regular stopper David Raya, defender Paul Downing, Ben Gladwin and Dominic Samuel all left at home.
 
But Tony revealed afterwards that there was no point taking risks with the quartet, who should all be fine for next weekend's game at Port Vale.
 
“We’ve no concerns with any of the absentees," the boss said afterwards "With David, he’s trained all week and just felt his groin a little bit so it wasn’t worth him coming and putting himself under a bit of pressure.
 
“Dominic has taken part in every single pre-season session and then yesterday morning he just felt his knee slightly. He is fine though and will be ready and available for next weekend.
 
“We didn’t want to risk things so we opted to just leave him out."

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