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Boss has big ambitions, says Sam

New boy believes Rovers are building a squad capable of challenging for promotion

15 July 2019

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Sam Gallagher is looking forward to linking up again with manager Tony Mowbray, who he believes is building a squad capable of challenging for promotion.

The former Southampton striker worked with the Rovers boss during the final 15 games of the 2016-17 Championship campaign, when he enjoyed a season-long loan spell at Ewood Park.

Gallagher returned to Rovers at the weekend, signing a four-year deal, and he is sure that he is at the perfect place in order to improve.

"He's a great football thinker," said the 23-year-old, when asked about the Rovers boss.

"He's always wanting to talk to you about his ideas or what he wants you to do.

"Harrison Reed was here last season and he said the exact same about him, which shows he's a great manager."

Gallagher has high hopes for Rovers this season and he is excited by the way the squad is beginning to take shape.

"That's what Tony wants to build," added the striker, who has been joined at Ewood Park this summer by experienced midfield duo Stewart Downing and Bradley Johnson.

"He's a guy with great ambition, so that only breeds into the football club.

"Especially with the players in the squad that he wants to build as well.

"I can't wait for the season to start now."

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