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Boss hails "immense" Reed

Tony Mowbray was delighted with the influence Harrison Reed has against West Brom

28 October 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray hailed Harrison Reed's performance in the 1-1 draw at West Brom yesterday as 'immense'.

The manager insists it wasn't just his stunning strike - which secured a share of the spoils - that caught the eye, but his all-action display in the middle of the park.

Since joining from Southampton on a season-long loan, the 23-year-old has primarily been asked to fulfil a wide role, largely due to the fine form of midfield duo Richie Smallwood and Corry Evans.

However, the Rovers boss insists he will now have a dilemma on his hands after Reed's dazzling display in a central berth.

Asked to sum up Reed's contribution at The Hawthorns, Mowbray said: "Immense!

"He's been fantastic playing in a wide position, working like a trojan, running forward, blocking off the wide play, helping his full-back, in to out, in to out, and yet playing centre-mid today, it shows you where his true position really is on the pitch.

"And yet when I've got (Corry) Evans and (Richie) Smallwood playing centre-mid for the last 18 months it's really difficult to put Harrison Reed in there and leave one of them out every week. 

"So we'll find a position for Harrison. He's a fantastic player, but beyond his playing ability, his personality fits in amazingly well with our group.

"The lads love him to bits and I think he's settled in well, so let's wait and see.

"It was a fantastic performance again - an immense performance from Reed today - and he topped it off with a great goal."

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