Since joining Blackburn Rovers from Gillingham in June 2017 for £750,000, Bradley Dack has flourished under the management of Tony Mowbray. The midfielder has bagged 26 goals and 16 assists in 55 games for Rovers, and has thanked manager Mowbray for his help since arriving at Ewood Park.
Bradley Dack has taken to life in the Championship life a duck to water, picking up six goals and two assists in 10 Championship games, and he’s thanked manager Tony Mowbray for how he’s helped him grow since joining Blackburn Rovers.
Dack’s start to the season has lead to calls from Rovers fans for England manager Gareth Southgate to call the playmaker up to the England squad, as Southgate looks for a new creative spark – a “new Paul Gascoigne”, as he put it.
He spoke to the Rovers official website:
“He’s the best manager I’ve worked under, especially in terms of man management. He’ll always back you,” Dack told the club website.
“Everyone thinks he might be a bit old-school but he’s got a lot of new philosophies and I think he’s learnt that through his career.
“He’s managed top players at the top level, so I respect him and listen to him; he’s helped me as both a player and a person.
“He’s made me believe in my ability, he believes in me and tells me I should believe in myself. On the coaching side, we work on little tweaks and positioning; I like to watch the videos back with the assistant manager (Mark Venus) as well, to talk through certain things.
“He’ll tell me what he thinks I can do better after watching the clips and it’s about drilling those little things into your head until it becomes habit. It’s working for me.
“The manager’s door is always open, he won’t shy away from conversation if I have a problem which, luckily, I’ve never had. There have been times when I’ve gone in and asked how I can improve, especially at the start of last season, because I think I started slowly.
“He sat me down and told me not to worry, because there would come a time when I’d be in the team every week, and that gave me the confidence to go on and do it.”