Rovers are happy to announce that promising youngster Matty Davies has signed a professional contract extension until the end of the 2015/16 season.Nineteen year old Davies was afforded a Youth Team extension after breaking his ankle while with the Under 18s and has now done enough to impress first team boss Darren Ferguson who has duly rewarded his form.
Davies made the first team squad for the home loss to Rochdale and now has an opportunity to prove his worth until the end of the season, much to the delight of the development squad regular.
“I’ve done my six months and it’s been decided that I’ll be awarded a new deal so I’m delighted with it,” he said.
“It’s my first pro contract and it means everything to me.
“It’s something I’ve worked as from being a kid and it’s always been my dream to achieve it.”
Despite the previous injury setback, Davies has taken heart from the academy graduates Harry Middleton and Mitchell Lund who’ve made the progression to first team regulars.
“It was difficult (with the injury) because I was in the Youth Team with only a few months left and then breaking my ankle and it was difficult to get on with it but now I’m hoping to show what I can do.
“Harry and Mitchell are doing well and it’s difficult to break in to the first team – as it is at any club – so it could be quite hard.
“I’m a quick winger, who’s versatile. I’m fast so I want to get up and down the wing and get crosses in the box. It was the first time I’ve played at left back and did a good job so I feel I can do a job anywhere.
“Making a first team appearance is one of my aims before the end of the season, but we’ll see what January brings and maybe I can go out on loan and get some game time.”