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The screamers have been on order in recent weeks, but the boss isn't fussed with how the ball goes into the net

30 September 2019

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Whether it's a tap in or a 35-yard effort that flies into the top corner, every goal counts the same in football.

The strikes from Rovers so far this season have come in many forms, but lately there have been plenty of screamers in recent games.

Derrick Williams' belter set Rovers on their way to victory against Millwall, before Adam Armstrong's wonderful curler got the team off to the perfect start to beating Reading a week later.

This weekend saw Lewis Travis get off the mark for the season and at Ewood Park, with the 21-year-old midfielder's belting finish flying beyond Luton goalkeeper Simon Sluga.

And whilst the Tony Mowbray is happy for the goals to be shared around, he says he's not too fussed with how the ball crosses the line.

“If Trav wants to be an all round midfield player then he’ll need to score goals," he told iFollow Rovers when reflecting on the youngster's first goal of the campaign. "He played particularly well at the weekend.

“He played forward passes, turned well and naturally gave us the aggression in there as well. I was delighted to see him rifle one in, so let’s hope it’s the first of a few this season.

“Trav is a young guy who puts in a lot of extra work on his first touch, his passing and his finishing. He struck a great goal against Luton, so hopefully that gives him the confidence to have more efforts from outside the box.

“Stewy Downing is someone who naturally wants to shoot from outside the box, as is Lewis Holtby.

“It’s something that we needed to look at, scoring those long range goals," he added.

"We mainly scored certain types of goals, but not too many long range shots.

“The more we can score, someone taking responsibility, that’s great. Bradley Dack’s got amazing technique to score from distance, but scores most of his goals in the box. Let’s not worry how the goals go in."

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