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The future's bright in blue-and-white

Ryan Nyambe has been discussing the youthfulness of Rovers' squad and looks ahead to the trip to West Brom

30 August 2019

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Ryan Nyambe believes things are looking up both on and off the pitch for a youthful Rovers squad.

Nyambe was part of a squad that was one of the youngest on average in the Championship last season as Rovers finished 2018-19 in 15th place.

With the addition of the likes of Joe Rankin-Costello and John Buckley to the squad this term, Mowbray's supplemented the inexperience with wise heads in the form of Stewart Downing, Bradley Johnson and Greg Cunningham.

Nyambe, who's only 21 himself, believes the blend of youth and experience will only benefit Rovers' latest batch of starlets

“The youngsters have to keep doing what they always do in training and in games," said Academy graduate Nyambe to iFollow Rovers.

"It’s about getting experience of matches, but also working on what you do best.

“The young lads owe a lot to Damien [Johnson], who coached them and brought them through. He’s helped me a lot as well with his coaching.

“The future is bright for the club. You look at Tuesday night and see Joe Rankin-Costello, John Buckley and Lewis Travis all featuring and playing well against a Premier League side.

“Football is a game of confidence. You need to step up every time you move up the levels. In their case it’s making that move from Under-23s to the first team."

Nyambe's expected to be in the squad for this weekend's clash against West Bromwich Albion, and the Namibia international says a victory at The Hawthorns will keep the spirits high over the next couple of weeks.

“A win at West Brom would help us a lot and send us into the international break with even more confidence," he added when previewing the trip to take on The Baggies.

“We lost our first two games of the season, but it wasn’t a time to panic and mope. We won our next two games and then got a point against Cardiff, so let’s hope we can carry that sort of form on.”

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