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Tony pleased with eye-catching Arma

It was an excellent performance against Rotherham for the diminutive attacker

11 November 2018

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Tony Mowbray says the performance of Adam Armstrong against Rotherham United on Saturday was a huge positive for Rovers.

Armstrong earned the Man of the Match award for his outstanding display - particularly in the second half - and the 21-year-old deserved a goal for his efforts.

Such was his dominant display against Millers right back Zak Vyner, the young defender was replaced by Paul Warne late in the second half.

"We've seen it before. Leeds United a couple of weeks ago, I thought he was similar. Teams will obviously target him, like they target Bradley," Mowbray said afterwards regarding his diminutive frontman.

"It's good that we've got more than one prong of attack that can hurt teams.

"I think Adam's enjoying it. I've told him that he will play centre forward for our club at some stage in his career, but now he's just a young boy."

Another string to Armstrong's bow is his ability to play in a variety of positions, and Mowbray adds that he has no qualms in switching things up with the former Newcastle United forward.

"He has to play where we want him to play and hurt the opposition. If it's right wing, if it's left wing, if it's number 10, if it's alongside Danny [Graham], if it's right up the top by himself.

"I'm pleased for him. He's a young boy who works really hard. Normally those types of players can't repeat sprint like he does and yet he seems to be able to do it every minute or so.

"He has a 60-yard sprint and then he gets back and then he has another one. I've had players in the past who can do two of them a half and then they're gasping for air.

"Adam's got a great aerobic capacity and so I'm delighted for him. It's just a shame one of those brilliant efforts that he had today didn't go in.

"A couple got kicked off the line, he hit the bar - a frustrating day for him, but also for everybody in the stadium who supports Blackburn Rovers."


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