SAMUEL: I PREFER IT WHEN GAFFER SHOUTS!
MANY players dread the sound of their manager’s booming voice from the sidelines, but for new Blackburn Rovers signing Dominic Samuel it is music to his ears.
The 23-year-old striker notched his first goal in a Rovers jersey on Tuesday night at the Ricoh Arena in the 3-1 Carabao Cup win over Coventry City.
Manager Tony Mowbray was not afraid to let his players know what he thought from the touchline during that clash, but having worked with him before, Samuel insists he is relishing the chance to improve further.
“I played under him a few years ago and I know what’s he’s like,” said Samuel, who scored six goals in 12 starts under Mowbray at Coventry in 2014/15.
“It’s not a bad thing that he’s shouting at you during the game.
“He’s helping you because he can see from the sides things you can’t.
“It’s only a problem when he stops shouting at you because you know that you’ve annoyed him, so I look at it as a good thing.
“I played my best football under him, so all the things he says to me I always take on board. I never looked at it as a bad thing.
“Even after the game has finished, I always think about what he’s said and take it into the next game.”
After his £500,000 move from Reading, Samuel is looking to tap into every resource available to him at Ewood Park, with 31-yearold striker Danny Graham another man to look towards.
Samuel said: “He’s an experienced player, had a great career, and players like him you can always learn from.
“Even after games, you can go up to him and ask about things such as positioning and when to shoot.
“When you have experienced players like that, you need to learn as much as you can from them.”
HUNGRY: Dominic Samuel