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Graham: The boss has made me work harder than ever

The striker discusses the impact Tony Mowbray has had on Rovers and him since arriving two years ago

23 February 2019

Danny Graham believes Tony Mowbray's appointment as Rovers manager two years ago has since brought the best out of him.

The striker, who was signed by Paul Lambert back in January 2016, is Rovers' second-highest scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions.
 
Since Mowbray's appointment back in February 2017, Graham has found the back of the net 29 times, of which 17 came in last season's successful League One campaign.
 
And he credits the boss for his and Rovers' upturn in fortunes.
 
“Everyone can see that the boss has had a great impact at the club, as we were going nowhere when he first walked through the door, to be honest," the 33-year-old said when discussing Mowbray's two years in charge to iFollow Rovers.
 
“Had he come in earlier then we may have been safe a couple of seasons ago, but the job that he and his backroom staff have done deserves a lot of credit.
 
“There have been bumps in the road, but he’s handled things really well. He’s honest and everyone has bought into things.
 
“The boss changed a lot when he came in and his attention to detail with formations and tactics has really improved things.
 
“He’s brought a structure and demands that hard work, playing on the front foot and getting after teams.
 
“I remember finding myself on the bench at the start of our season in League One and he got a reaction from me. He’s got me working harder for the team than I was before he arrived.
 
“We’ve had our ups and downs, but at the moment he has me on my toes, desperate to be in the team every Saturday."

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