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"Immense" Graham delights the boss

It's 51 goals and counting for the hitman in Rovers colours...

14 March 2019

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Danny Graham hit goals 50 and 51 in Rovers colours during the excellent victory over Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night, and Tony Mowbray has hailed the striker as 'immense'.

Graham joined Rovers back in January 2016, initially on loan, before signing a permanent deal with the club in the summer of that same year.

The powerful frontman has been a fans' favourite ever since, and reached the landmark from the spot against Wigan in the first half.

A poacher's effort in the second half brought him up to 51 goals for the club, of which 14 have come in all competitions this season.

And Mowbray admitted afterwards that he's been thrilled with the 33-year-old's contribution to the team.

“It was a brilliant penalty, wasn’t it? It was a pressure penalty as well, but a brilliant one," the boss began when discussing the striker's opener agaisnt the Latics to iFollow Rovers.

“The second one, the anticipation of a top striker, nipping in after the defender misses the ball, he got in, got away and that’s what he’s all about.

“He wasn’t on my team sheet on Monday morning when I was doing some shape and organisation, because I thought we needed athleticism and legs against Wigan," he added.

“I slept on it, and when I looked at the team it was too young. Danny’s character and drive, whether he has a good game or a bad game, he heads the ball out when he needs to, holds the ball up well.

“I thought he was immense."

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