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Mowbray's St James' memories

"Kevin Keegan was in the team that day, Micky Channon was in the team that day, I think Chris Waddle played as well."

3 January 2019

A trip to St James' Park will always bring back fond memories, admits Rovers boss Tony Mowbray ahead of our visit to the north-east on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle United's home was the place where the boss made his league debut as a player after coming through the youth ranks at local club Middlesbrough.

And Mowbray took a trip down memory lane when reflecting on that day on Tyneside.

“It’s an amazing arena to play at," Tony began to iFollow Rovers.

"I made my professional league debut at St James’ Park back in 1982 I think it was. 

“I’ve been back a few times since, but it’s a great arena that’s full of proper football fans. Let’s go and test ourselves.
 
“It was special making my debut that day. Kevin Keegan was in the team that day, Micky Channon was in the team that day, I think Chris Waddle played as well.
 
“It was a big north-east derby and I have good memories from that day against some top players. Newcastle is a great place to play football because the people are so passionate about their team.
 
“I know last time we went there in the Championship we won thanks to a [Charlie] Mulgrew goal, so let’s see if we can repeat that."

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