Daniel Ainsworth discusses three talking points as Rovers score five against Huddersfield Town...
Less of the ball seemingly better for Rovers
We’ve seen so much talk about Rovers’ possession based style of play this season – positively in the first couple of months and negatively from there on.
It’s pretty simple to see, Rovers are better without the ball and five out of the six wins we have picked up this calendar year (with the home victory over Luton the outlier) have come from Mowbray’s men having less possession than the opposition.
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The story has been the same for the last two seasons about Rovers being seemingly better when teams “come and have a go” against them – hence why most teams have been happy to let us have the ball since the season began.
Big Ben clicks
The performance from Ben Brereton was up there with the best from the Rovers squad, and it was very similar to those we saw earlier in the season.
I don’t see ‘Breo’ stepping into the boots of Adam Armstrong and scoring twenty-odd goals next season, but utilising him as a player who will run at defences and cause problems should be the way forward.
I’m not saying he’s a world beater, but his performance shows what he is capable of showing and he can play a regular part in the side next season.
Get the youth involved!
I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice and I’ll say it a third time – it is time to give the youth players a chance now we are mathematically safe.
Reading Tony’s comments, I don’t really expect it to happen but if you don’t give the players the chances, you’ll never know if they are good enough.
Money will be tight in the summer for every Championship club, but unlike most of them, Rovers have an incredible Category One academy full to the brim with talent, so let’s use it!
Thanks for reading, and stay safe.
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