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GARY Bowyer cel­e­brated his 100th game in charge of Black­burn Rovers yes­ter­day and be­lieves the club is in a bet­ter state of health than when he took over.

Bowyer, 43, has over­seen a raft of per­son­nel changes since he se­cured a 3-1 win at Barns­ley in his first game in charge in De­cem­ber 2012, with the club cur­rently op­er­at­ing un­der a trans­fer em­bargo af­ter fail­ing to ad­here to strict Fi­nan­cial Fair Play reg­u­la­tions.

But de­spite their midtable league po­si­tion, the Rovers boss in­sists that progress has been made.

“It is in bet­ter shape, the whole place,” Bowyer said.

“The train­ing ground is com­pletely dif­fer­ent and now peo­ple come into work with smiles on their faces.

“There are over 25 first­team play­ers who have left the build­ing and we’ve brought in some won­der­ful foot­ballers who have pro­duced some great per­for­mances.

“I think you can tell that it is a dif­fer­ent vibe when you come into the build­ing now.

“In the sum­mer we’ll be in a bet­ter shape, build again and have an­other go.”

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