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He's got all the ingredients to get to the top

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has high hopes for a certain defender...

23 November 2018

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He's been a regular in the Rovers side almost ever since Tony Mowbray was appointed manager, and according to the boss, Ryan Nyambe is destined to go to the very top.

A graduate of the Rovers Academy system, Nyambe' shown remarkable improvement since the boss took over back in February 2017. 
 
Still only 20, Nyambe is closing in on a century of appearances for Rovers, and Mowbray has high hopes for the rampaging right back.
 
“Ryan brings fantastic athleticism, power and speed. What we’ve said with him is that he need to develop his football brain and his nous rather than just be a powerful runner with his speed," the boss told to iFollow Rovers ahead of this weekend's trip to Preston North End.
 
“He needs to understand his positional play, where to show people. He’s had to learn football and is a willing learned who practices every day.
 
“At times I’ve had to be quite brutal with Ryan and maybe been a little harsh on him. He’s only a young boy but it’s not impacted him negatively.
 
“He grows from it and learns and I’m sure he’ll have a wonderful career playing at the top level. I hope he’ll look back and think ‘whilst Mowbray was critical and moaned, it was all for my own benefit’.
 
“He has the ingredients to be a Premier League footballer. There’s not many people who can run past Ryan Nyambe. He has a massive heart, defends, stays on his feet, but he needs to learn a bit regarding decision making and choices.
 
“He wants to learn it on the grass and in the analysis department, but I think it’s just a matter of time for Ryan. I hope he is enjoying the journey with us."
 
And the boss adds that he has full belief in Nyambe to get the job done against any winger he comes up against.
 
“I’d have to say that Elliott Bennett has been magnificent deputising for Ryan, but as we saw against Rotherham, Ryan does make a difference with his speed and power," Tony said.
 
“It doesn’t matter who plays wide left, I think Ryan will be able to deal with anyone.
 
“He has the opportunity to keep growing and developing to help us get to where we want to be, and with it, we help him get to where he wants to be."

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