SEVERAL past and present Rovers players have responded to the news that Tony Mowbray will leave Ewood Park after five years in the hotseat.

Mowbray leaves as the club’s second-longest serving post-War manager, having taken charge of 267 games.

Tyrhys Dolan had nothing but positive things to say about his time working with the 58-year-old.

He wrote on his Instagram page: “Thank you gaffer for making my childhood dream come true, giving me my debut and playing professional football.

“Not only did I learn so much on the pitch but off the pitch about life. Me and my family are forever grateful. All the best in your next step.”

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Meanwhile, Bradley Dack showed his appreciation for the job Mowbray has done at Ewood Park, writing: “Thanks for everything gaffer. Legend.”

Captain Darragh Lenihan, John Buckley and the departing Joe Rothwell also thanked Mowbray with messages on social media.

Several former players also paid tribute to their former boss, who leaves after Rovers’ highest finish in eight years.

Ex-captain Elliott Bennett, who now plays for Shrewsbury, wrote: “Outstanding job and human.”

Danny Graham added: “From where the club was to where it is now, credit where credit’s due. Great job.”

Harvey Elliott also sent a message of support while Tosin Adarabioyo kept his tribute simple, writing: “What a man.”

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