Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was delighted to see Dominic Samuel back amongst the goals in last night’s impressive friendly victory over Everton at Ewood Park.
After firing a low drive into the side-netting on the half-hour mark, Samuel scored Rovers’ second of the game just before the break, rifling home from inside the area after excellent work from Bradley Dack.
The former Reading forward netted nine times during the first half of last season, but failed to find the back of the net during the second half of Rovers’ promotion-winning campaign.
But boss Mowbray is pleased with the progress Samuel is making and is confident he will have a big part to play going forward.
“Dominic works hard and takes on board the information that’s given to him,” said the Rovers manager.
“I’m pleased that Dominic scored tonight. I’m pleased Bradley scored tonight.
“There will be times when Dominic plays down the middle, there will be times when he plays wide.
“He can do both. We’ve got to utilise his attributes, I would suggest. He’s strong, he’s really fast, he’s probably the fastest footballer we’ve got on our books, so we have to utilise those qualities and try to teach him the football game as we go along.
“He’s still quite young in terms of league games and I’m sure he will improve. That’s why we brought him here.
“I can use his attributes and try to improve the footballer and his knowledge of the game, and he’ll get better and better I’m sure as he gets older.”
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