Date: 23rd December 2016 at 9:56am
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Ok, technically he’s a Danny and I’m not even sure if he’ll like being called Dan? But Danny’s the Man doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as a title does it?

Well, thinking about it maybe it does… Anyway, I do digress so must get back to the point. This being Owen Coyle believes Danny Graham’s promising form for Blackburn during the opening half of the season will get improve yet still.

His sixth goal in as many games against Reading at the weekend wasn’t enough to help Blackburn claim anything at Ewood Park as we eventually lost to an added time winner from the Royals – ending the week without a win meaning we go into Christmas in the bottom three.

Coyle has told rovers.co.uk there’s ‘more to come’ from Graham – a player he said he works particularly hard in training.

‘I speak to Danny daily about this but I still genuinely believe there is more to come from him. As he’ll tell you, every day I try to push him on and I think that the more Danny is fit and available from all this hard training, then it will help him get that sharpness in the games.’

Graham’s a goalscorer and will be judged on this return but he also contributes to the team as a whole. As the Rovers boss said he might push the former Swansea striker hard on the training pitch but he responds to this.

The boss finished.

‘Although he scores goals, he’s a player that I think can contribute without scoring because he leads the line, he brings you up the pitch. We had to keep driving him on, and I’ve been there as a striker myself, you never want to get to a stage where he is feeling comfortable, he’s got to keep driving every day. And to be fair to Danny Graham he is working really hard on the training ground which is great to see.’

Graham’s managed eight goals since he turned his loan spell from Sunderland last season into a permanent transfer – we know we’ll need plenty more from the likes of him if Blackburn are to stave off relegation in the New Year!

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