Talk to Live Lancs, Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray backed loan starlet Harvey Elliott to bounce back from his mistake against Reading.

Elliott was at fault for Reading’s only goal in the game as Veljko Paunovic’s side won a 1-0 victory over the Blackburn Rovers Tuesday night.

The Liverpool loan starlet was dispossessed by Bayern Munich goal Omar Richards in his own half. The Royals left-back played against former Rovers lender Lucas Joao, who prompted George Puscas to fire in the first half.

After the game, Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray opened up about Elliott’s mistake. Talk with Live Lancs, Mowbray spoke of the youngster’s disappointment, praising him for his “incredible” performances with the Ewood Park outfit.

Here is what he had to say:

“I said to Harvey, for everything he has given us this year, it is very difficult to criticize him. He was amazing for us.

“Harvey is really disappointed in this. He is an extraordinary footballer. I saw a statistic where he had the most assists of any teenager in Europe’s top five leagues.

“I have to take that on the chin days like today, I asked him to be brave, to stay on the ball and play but it was really frustrating for us because it was out of context with the game, I felt. “

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At just 17, Elliott has been one of Blackburn’s star players this season.

In all competitions, the young Liverpool has scored five goals and added nine assists in 29 appearances so far. He played on the right wing, missing only one game since joining Rovers.

Elliott will have the chance to bounce back this weekend against Millwall. Mowbray’s side will be determined to make a long-awaited return to victory, having won none of their last eight games.



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