DOMINIC Samuel says he’s only too happy to hear the voice of Rovers boss Tony Mowbray instructing him from the sidelines.

Mowbray’s voice was a constant presence at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night where Samuel got off the mark in Rovers colours in their Carabao Cup win.

The Rovers spent around £500,000 to bring the 23-year-old to Ewood Park, with the pair having previously worked together at Coventry in 2014/15 where Samuel scored six goals in 12 starts.

“I played under him a few years ago and I know what’s he’s like,” Samuel said of Mowbray.

“It’s not a bad thing that he’s shouting at you during the game, he’s helping you because he can see from the sides things you can’t.

“It’s only a problem when he stops shouting at you because you know that you’ve annoyed him so I look at it as a good thing.

“I played my best football under him so all the things he says to me I always take it on board, I never looked at it as a bad thing.

“Even after the game has finished I always think about what he’s said and take it in to the next game.”

And it’s not just the Rovers boss that Samuel is looking to learn from after his move from Reading.

With Rovers boasting Danny Graham on their books, Samuel is looking to tap in to every ounce of the 31-year-old’s experience.

He added: “He’s an experienced player, had a great career and carrying on as well.

“Players like him you can always learn from.

“Even after games you can go up to him and ask about things such as positioning, when to shoot, and when you have experienced players like that you need to learn as much as you can from them.”

Rovers bounced back from their opening day defeat at at Southend with Samuel scoring the third goal in a 3-1 win at former club Coventry on Tuesday.

And Samuel is hoping they can take confidence from that ahead of tomorrow’s game with Doncaster Rovers at Ewood Park.

“The opening game of the season wasn’t the best start for the team but it was an important win that we got on Tuesday to help with the confidence going in to the game on Saturday.”