FORMER Celtic flop boss Tony Mowbray celebrated his 600th game as a manager during Blackburn’s 1-0 victory over Hull City at the KC Stadium.

And the Rovers gaffer admitted he was relieved the club hadn’t sold matchwinner Bradley Dack in the transfer window.

Mowbray, 54, said: “Bradley cost £750,000 and I would like to think we would get a few more quid if he was on the market at the moment – but, thankfully, he is not.

“When I was at Coventry, we played Gillingham and this tubby little kid (Dack) was fighting, scrapping and tackling and eventually scored. He stuck in my mind.

“Bradly is everything I hoped he would be. He is like a kid in the playground.”

Mowbray, who has also managed Hibs, West Brom and Middlesbrough, was delighted with the Ewood Park side’s first win in the Championship since their recent promotion.

He added: “There were lots of components to the game that were good.

“There was the fact we came away from home, started on the front foot and could have scored two or three in the first-half.

“Then to get the goal, to keep going and add some great opportunities, second-half – we had some great opportunities that weren’t to be, but we’re standing here with three points.”

Dack, the club’s top scorer with 18 goals last season, got his fourth of the new campaign when he turned a close-range effort beyond Scotland and former Celtic keeper David Marshall.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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