Samuel is a Rover – finally!

Dominic Samuel has joined Rovers for a fee rumoured to be in the region of £500,000.

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The striker joins Rovers from Reading and the young forward has previously enjoyed spells in League 1.

Samuel, who came through Readings academy, spent the latter part of last season on loan at Ipswich but failed to score in 6 appearances for the Tractor Boys.  Previous to being loaned out to Ipswich, he had been playing for Reading, and he scored in Rovers 3-2 defeat to them at Ewood Park.


With Anthony Stokes expected to leave before the transfer window slams shut in August, Tony Mowbray is sure to be delighted with the signing of Samuel who Mowbray knows from his time as manager of Coventry.

Whilst at Coventry, Samuel netted 6 times in 13 games, and Rovers will be hoping he can replicate that type of form at Ewood Park and help fire us back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Samuel is sure to bring some much needed mobility to Rovers frontline, offering pace, which is opposite to what Danny Graham currently brings to a threadbare Rovers frontline.

Offering more pace than his soon to be strike partner, Tony Mowbray will be hoping him and Graham will be able to strike up a deadly partnership when played together. However, if playing as a lone striker, Samuel and Graham will be expected to find the back of the net.

Fellow new boy Bradley Dack is also familiar with Samuel, who spent time on loan at Gillingham 2 seasons ago. Samuel scored seven times in 25 appearances for The Gills, and struck quite the partnership with Dack.

Rovers fans will be hoping they recreate that, helping push towards promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

With Rovers keen to dip into the Premier League loan market, Tony Mowbray will be hoping that Samuel isn’t the last new face he sees at Brockhall this summer, in what is sure to be an exciting season of football.

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