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Duo could earn first team chance in Norfolk

The boss discusses who could be in and who could be out at Carrow Road this weekend against Norwich City

25 April 2019

"The squads are difficult ones for me to pick at the moment."

Those are the words of Tony Mowbray, who is weighing up whether or not to include more youngsters in his travelling party to Norwich City this weekend.

The likes of John Buckley and Dan Butterworth earned minutes in the first team in the excellent win over Bolton Wanderers on Monday afternoon.

And speaking ahead of the game against the Canaries, Mowbray admits he's got a selection dilemma for the game in Norfolk.

“We’re looking okay, but the squads are difficult ones for me to pick at the moment. Harry Chapman will come with us to Norwich and we’ll see if he makes the bench or not," Tony confirmed to iFollow Rovers.

“You generally find in football at the end of the season that your squad is fully fit, so we have plenty of numbers out training.

“We got a few of the younger players out on the pitch on Monday and we’ll weigh up whether this weekend is the right time to get a few of the young players out there.

“But the game at home to Swansea, I think the fans will be seeing young players out there."

Jacob Davenport is one who will be desperate to get game time in the final two games of the campaign after enduring a frustrating injury-plagued first season at Ewood Park.

The 20-year-old is still waiting for his debut in blue-and-white, and Mowbray is hopeful of handing a maiden outing to the former Manchester City youngster.

“I will get Davenport out on the pitch at some point next weekend because he’s worked really, really hard to get fit after a really tough season for him," the boss added.

“He’s played a lot of Under-23s games now and maybe next week is an opportunity for him to play first team football before he has a really hard summer.

“He’ll have to make sure he’s robust and ready, and then pre-season it’s up to him.

“He’ll need to make sure he gets in ahead of our other midfield players, but that’s the same for all of the players."


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