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Jacob joins!

Young midfielder Davenport becomes Rovers' second summer signing

2 July 2018

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Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of Manchester City youngster Jacob Davenport for an undisclosed fee.

The highly-rated midfielder joins the club on a four-year deal, becoming Tony Mowbray's second summer signing following the addition of Joe Rothwell from Oxford United last month.

Davenport quickly caught the eye in City's youth system with his tenacious, ball-winning displays and went on to captain their Elite Development Squad.

The 19-year-old was a standout performer in the Sky Bet Championship last season during a loan spell at Burton Albion, making 17 appearances in all competitions.

City's official website describes Davenport as being "a key cog in the engine room, winning possession, keeping it and feeding a team-mate to start numerous attacks.

"Jacob reads the game well and works extremely hard for his side, pressing constantly to ensure we regain the ball and helping to stem the opposition threat."

Everyone at Rovers would like to offer Jacob a warm welcome to Ewood Park.

Ensure you won't miss a minute of Davenport's first season at the club by purchasing a 2018/19 season ticket. Click here for more details.

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