Blackburn Rovers fans on Twitter have been divided by comments made by manager Tony Mowbray about youngster Ben Brereton.
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) April 11, 2019
The gaffer at Ewood Park was talking to the club’s official website about how the 19-year-old has a big future in Lancashire, with Rovers posting some of the quotes on social media and supporters having their say.
Brereton signed from Nottingham Forest in early January having impressed during the first half of the season on loan from the City Ground, but has seen his football rotated between the first team and the under-23s since.
At one time, the starlet was one of the hottest young strikers in English football after firing England U19s to European Championship glory in 2017, however, his reputation has fallen somewhat since.
Mowbray’s comments received mixed replies from the Blackburn fan base, with one member making it clear their belief that Brereton won’t make it in blue and white, while another contrasted him by saying it’s “written in the stars” that he’ll get his first goal against former club Forest this weekend.
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Needs to actually get on the pitch. Strange manager says “hopes he gets an opportunity” Could always pick him then!
— Paul (@PVW1457) April 11, 2019
It’s written in the stars that he’ll score this Saturday!#BigBenToStrike
— Mr Nobody (@jongardner1979) April 11, 2019
He definatly will he has taken a lot of unfair criticism considering he really ain’t played much
— wayne badders (@waynebadders) April 11, 2019
For me let him carry on playing between the U23s & 1st team sub appearance for at least another half a season,
— BK 85 (@BkU8s) April 11, 2019
Seen a lot of strikers over the years and I’ll be amazed, hopeful and we’ll see
— Michael Ofoluwa (@Offie1963) April 11, 2019
— tobscowill (@tobscowill_) April 11, 2019