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"Unique" Danny is fitter than ever

The boss has reserved special praise for the experienced frontman after another fine display

10 April 2019

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"He's probably as fit as he's been for a long time."

Those are the words of Tony Mowbray when discussing "unique" frontman Danny Graham, who played his part in Rovers' return to winning ways against Derby County on Tuesday night.

Despite being 33, Graham's quality and experience continues to prove invaluable for Mowbray, with the striker appearing in 42 of Rovers' 46 games in all competitions this season.

His 14 strikes so far this campaign show he's still got that knack of finding the net, but it's the former Swansea forward's all round play that has pleased his manager.

"I had a good chat with Danny in my office the other day and he said he felt good," Mowbray told iFollow Rovers after the win against the Rams.

"He's probably as fit as he's been for a long time. I think that's because he's enjoying his football and the role that we give him in the team.

"He's a real leader at the top end of the pitch. He's quite a unique centre forward, the way he uses his body and his hips and his backside.

"We try and have a leadership group in our team and that's why they stay so strong together.

"After the run that we've been on, they haven't dropped their heads. They keep going and they stick together, and that's because the senior players make sure that's what happens."

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