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I'm gutted for Jacob

Jacob Davenport was taken off after 33 minutes in a behind closed doors friendly against Macclesfield Town

18 July 2019

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is hopeful an injury sustained by Jacob Davenport isn't as bad as first feared.

The midfielder lasted just over half an hour in the behind closed doors victory against Macclesfield Town on Wednesday morning at the Rovers Academy.

The 20-year-old, who made his debut for the club on the final day of last season against Swansea City, saw this summer as a fresh start before suffering the cruel blow against The Silkmen.

Mowbray is awaiting the results of on the midfielder's injury, with the youngster heading for a scan this morning.

“I spoke to Jacob on the phone on the way here and he’s getting a scan this morning," the boss told reporters after the midweek victory over Mansfield Town.

"I feel devastated for him to be honest.

“He was really upset today, really emotional and I had a long chat with him in the office a couple of days ago discussing his robustness, his game time.

"He asked why he wasn’t playing this evening and I told him it was because he only played 60 minutes throughout the whole of last season.

“He has to play as many games as he can and I felt the Mansfield game would be a more physical clash than Macclesfield, with all due respect to them.

“I felt Jacob should have played 90 minutes against Macclesfield, but he didn’t manage to do that after getting injured again.

“I’m really disappointed and frustrated for him. We’ll see what the scan says and move on from there."

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