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Boss: Jacob has "everything"

High praise from Tony Mowbray for our second summer signing!

3 July 2018

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Rovers manager Tony Mowbray believes new signing Jacob Davenport will bring a host of important qualities to the club following his move from Manchester City.

The midfielder penned a four-year deal on Monday to become the Blues' second signing of the summer, and will now hope to feature in Sunday's pre-season friendly against Hibernian.

Speaking for the first time about Davenport, Mowbray was full of praise for the 19-year-old, and says he's looking forward to watching him in action.

“We’re trying to build a football club, first and foremost, and Jacob is a young player who will help our team. He’ll give us a left-footed balance," he said.

"I like him, we sat down before and he loves football. He’s a very bright kid and, from what I hear, he brings that on to the training pitch. 

“He can play, but he’s also a warrior, [Richie] Smallwood-esque if you like. He’ll run around the pitch and tackle everyone. He’s got a bit of everything. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing how he brings that into the team."

Davenport impressed during a loan spell in the Championship with Burton Albion last season, and the boss believes the experience will serve the youngster well.

“Having spoken to a few people at Burton, they think extremely highly of Jacob as a footballer and a person, as do the people at Man City," he added.

“They tell me about his work rate and positive attitude, and the fact City have put certain clauses in his deal show that he’s got real potential. 

“For him, getting experience in the Championship will have been invaluable. It’s fantastic for such a young player to impact a team at that level.

“I’m really excited to see how he performs."

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