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Adam's a useful weapon to have

The boss has plenty of belief in the young forward, who got off the mark for the season on Saturday

25 September 2019

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Tony Mowbray was delighted to see Adam Armstrong get off the mark for the season in the weekend win over Reading.

Armstrong's terrific effort got Rovers off the mark early in Berkshire, before Bradley Dack's close range finish proved to be the match-winner in the second half.

And the boss hopes Armstrong's opener will be the first of many strikes for the 22-year-old forward this season.

“Adam will score goals this season as it’s part of his game," Mowbray told iFollow Rovers.

“I’m asking him to work really hard running up and down the wing, playing more of a wide striker than an out and out winger.

“When he cuts in on his right foot he’s really dangerous. We saw that at Reading and I was right behind the shot as he arrowed it right into the top corner.

“Adam’s a big player for us and the days that he doesn’t start he should never feel that he’s not part of the bigger picture, because he is.

“He can be a brilliant substitute for us some days, but he showed at Reading how he can create havoc," he said.

“We’re delighted for him that he got off the mark at the weekend.

“I’m pleased for Adam, but I’m also pleased for Sam Gallagher, who was a man mountain on Saturday and won everything in the air.”

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