Bowyer keeping faith in youth

Last Updated: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:33

Manager Gary Bowyer hopes to bring more academy players through into the first team and held up midfielder Jason Lowe as an example.

Given Bowyer previously spent time working with Rovers' youth teams prior to landing his current job, it is no surprise he is keen to continue to give the next generation of players a chance at Ewood Park.

Centre-back Grant Hanley, a full Scotland international, recently wore the captain's armband after establishing himself as a mainstay in the back four and Lowe, who last week penned a contract extension, has been a key cog in the midfield this term.

With managing director Derek Shaw recently revealing Rovers could struggle to meet the stipulations of the forthcoming financial fair play rules, Bowyer is mindful of promoting from within over the course of the next few weeks.

"I think every club would love to keep producing their own and keep producing from their own academy," he said.

"We've been fortunate over the last few years with lads that have stepped up from the academy into that first team and long may that continue."

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