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Jacob raring to go

It's a big season ahead for the young midfielder, who is eager to show Rovers fans exactly what he can do

4 July 2019

It's a big season ahead for Jacob Davenport and the midfielder says he's in the best condition he's ever been in after the pre-season training camp in Austria.

The 20-year-old's first season at Ewood Park was a frustrating one, with injuries restricting the former Manchester City trainee to just the one appearance last term.
 
But a new season brings new beginnings and Davenport is itching to show the Rovers supporters exactly what he can do in 2019-20.
 
“I’m ready and feel fit after working hard over the summer months," the youngster said.
 
“Last year wasn’t the season I wanted. I knew I had to work hard this summer and keep the fitness levels high. I feel good and ready to go.
 
“I have built my strength and power up during my season out and feel almost as strong and fit as I’ve ever felt.
 
“It’s a big season for me. I want to make sure I’m in the team during pre-season, to give myself the best chance of starting the real season in the side.
 
“Pre-season is a clean slate for everyone and that's a good thing for all of us.
 
“I’m tired after the tough week in Austria, but I feel good after the week we’ve had, we’re all raring to go."
 
There's been just the solitary signing so far this summer, with Stewart Downing linking up with Tony Mowbray at Rovers - a deal that was announced last month.
 
And Jacob adds that he's excited to work with the former England international.
 
“Stewart has come in and has played for England," Davenport said. "He’s a similar player to me in that he is agile, left footed and can play central midfield.
 
“He’s certainly a great signing for us and I’ll be looking to learn off him during his time here."

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