Tony Mowbray says he's thrilled with what he's seen from key man Corry Evans this season following a number of strong displays from the Northern Ireland international.
Evans has been a key cog for Rovers this term, and came off the bench to help the team earn a narrow victory over Bolton Wanderers in our last outing.
And speaking about the midfielder, Mowbray believes a slight change in the 28-year-old's playing style has seen the number 29 reap the rewards.
“I’ve always liked Corry. When I was at Middlesbrough we played against him at Hull and he was and a very good footballer," Mowbray recollected to iFollow Rovers.
“He’s been with us a while. When I first arrived he wasn’t fit and he didn’t play in the Championship under me before being a regular for us in League One.
“He’s stepped on this season and has shown he’s more than capable of playing at this level in this team.
“Corry has a bit of everything really. Right foot, left foot, he anticipates, covers the ground, competes and is energetic.
“I’m very pleased with Corry. He plays his position and is never charging around the pitch, leaving big gaps. He does his job and fills the holes. We need to keep him fit and keep him playing games."
Evans has appeared 13 times for club and country this term, and it looks like he's put past injury woe behind him.
So what's been the secret?
“Before I came here I’m told he had a lot of injury problems, but we’ve slightly changed the way he’s played," the boss confessed.
“He’s more robust, is more positional, he thinks about his role and his job. We’ve allowed him to control the dynamics of how he plays and hopefully that’s why he has stayed fit and that’s why he is playing well."