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Harrison played the position to perfection

The loan Rover was back to his best against Derby County on Tuesday night, and Tony Mowbray was impressed

10 April 2019

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There were plenty of contenders for the Man of the Match award against Derby County, and whilst Joe Rothwell picked up the prize, another midfielder in Harrison Reed would surely have been runner-up.

Reed was rampant on the night, partnering up with Lewis Travis in central midfield to chase, tackle and not allow the Rams midfield to settle.

The 24-year-old probably deserved a goal for his display, but Tony Mowbray was happy enough to heap praise on the loanee for his high energy performance.

"Harrison needs to learn a bit of discipline about centre midfield in my opinion," Tony began when discussing the diminutive playmaker to iFollow Rovers.

"Normally I would play (Corry) Evans and (Richie) Smallwood because they stay in the middle of the pitch and they stop counter-attacks and they play their positions.

"Harrison is naturally a bundle of energy and runs everywhere and sometimes empties midfield - he's out on the right wing, he's in the box, he's out on the left wing - and the midfield is empty.

"We had a good chat about playing centre midfield - stay in the middle of pitch, do your job, stop counter-attacks, feed the rest of the team and I thought he did all that perfectly today.

"He moved the ball about the pitch for us, he kept winning the ball back, he kept starting attacks and if he plays like that then there's no reason why he can't play centre midfield every week for us."

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