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Davenport edging closer to return

The midfielder is closing in on a competitive debut for Rovers having missed all of the season so far

20 September 2018

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It's been a frustrating last couple of months for midfielder Jacob Davenport, but Tony Mowbray says things are starting to look up for the 19-year-old.

Davenport is yet to make his competitive debut having picked up a hip flexor injury at the end of pre-season.
 
A signing from Manchester City in the summer, the youngster impressed in pre-season during his outings before injury struck just before the opening day of the season at Ipswich.
 
A further setback occured recently, but Mowbray has confirmed that Davenport is now on the mend and set for a return to action.
 
“It’s positive news on Jacob. He got clattered in a behind closed doors game a couple of weeks ago and I would expect him to be back on the grass on Monday looking to build his fitness up," Mowbray said to iFollow Rovers.
 
“Hopefully he will be available soon enough. He’ll probably need an Under-23s game to get himself going. It’s been a difficult start for him in terms of not playing.
 
“When he has played he’s shown us he’s a good footballer who can move the ball around well. He’ll help us moving forward and is only a young boy. He was brought in for the future really, with the opportunity to force his way into the side straight away. 
 
"He has plenty of time, let’s get him fit, give him game time and get him back in the squad."

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