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Blackburn boss Mowbray welcomes deal for West Brom youngster Harper

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has welcomed their loan deal for West Brom youngster Rakeem Harper.

After penning his first professional contract with the Baggies, the 17-year-old midfielder joined Mowbray in League One on deadline day on a season-long loan.

“The reports I have had back from the scouting department, and from people I trust in football, have told me what a fantastic talent he is," said Mowbray.

“He has played for West Brom's first-team in the Premier League but he is of a tender age.

“You can see that when you meet him, although he is a giant of a boy, he's very young, bubbly, looks extremely athletic and when you watch him play he seems to be all over the field."

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