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Magloire's praise for managers

Tyler's thanks to Tony Mowbray and Damien Johnson after penning long-term deal

1 February 2019

Tyler Magloire has paid tribute to Tony Mowbray and Damien Johnson after penning a new long-term deal with the club.

The Rovers Under-23s defender today committed his future to the club, signing a new contract through to the summer of 2022.

Mowbray has high hopes for the 20-year-old, who has been with the club since the age of nine and Magloire is eager to repay the manager's faith.

"It gives you a lot of confidence knowing that the gaffer trusts you and that he says such nice things," said the young defender.

"It makes me want to improve more and repay that faith.

"The gaffer has shown that he'll put his trust in young players when the time is right.

"We've seen Lewis Travis and Joe Nuttall go into the team and do very well, so hopefully I can be one of the next ones to do that.

"I've just got to keep working hard and doing the extra sessions and everything I possibly can to keep improving, because we've got a strong team at the minute and it's going to be hard to break through.

"But the only way to do that is by working hard every day and hopefully it will happen eventually."

The Academy graduate was also grateful to the role Rovers' Under-23s boss Johnson has played in his development, which culminated with promotion to the top flight of Premier League 2 football last season.

"Damien has helped me massively," added Magloire. "From coming up from the Under-18s to the Under-23s he's always been there to help.

"Anything I need he's always there, he's a key part to what's got me to where I am today.

"To win the Premier League 2 title last season was a great feeling and for it to happen so early in my career was just an added bonus.

"It was then a case of hoping that we could take what we did last season and carry it on and keep going.

"I think it took us a while to adjust to Division 1 early on, but we've got there now. It's where we want to be, playing against the best young players in the country and I think that we're showing that we can all hold our own.

"Our aim is to stay in this league and I think we're giving ourselves the best chance of doing that."


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