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Tony content with maiden pre-season workout

The boss reflects on a positive performance and result at Easter Road on Sunday afternoon

8 July 2018

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Tony Mowbray was left content with what he saw from his Rovers squad following a comfortable 2-0 win over his old club Hibernian.

Second half strikes from Craig Conway and then Willem Tomlinson made Mowbray's return to Easter Road an enjoyable one in the Edinburgh sunshine.
 
Rovers restricted the hosts, who put the game on as a testimonial for long-serving defender Paul Hanlon, with the defender celebrating 10 years of service to Hibs.
 
And speaking after the game, the boss reflected on a display which had "plenty of positives" to it for his current team.
 
“On the back of Austria it was good to get on the pitch and play," he said. "There were plenty of positives to take. I thought the workload was good from everybody and nobody got injured.
 
"Hibs are preparing for a European tie so the plan was to start with youth. Everyone got 45 minutes under their belt so we can be pleased with that.
 
“Jacob Davenport is a good, economical footballer who kept things moving, and I just tried to put the players in positions they are comfortable with, and Jacob was placed at the heart of things. He moved the ball around, worked hard and I think he and Joe Rothwell are sick of hearing my voice shouting at them!
 
“Basically, we’ve not had too much time in the video room to work with them and discuss how we like to function, how we attack, how we move it. So there is still work to be done with the team over the next four weeks and with the new signings we need to go through that process as well."

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