Youngster Paul McKay says the hard work starts now for him and his peers.Paul McKay paid tribute to the Youth coaches at Doncaster Rovers for aiding his development in to the first team squad.
The young defender captained the U18s to a runners up spot and the FA Cup fourth round during the 14/15 season and was subsequently named Young Player of the Year.
“It’s great. I’d like to thank Willo [Paul Wilson, head of youth] and Stan [Paul Stancliffe, under 18's manager] for all their help over the last two years and hopefully I can continue this in to next year,” he said.
“I’ve put a lot of hard work in since I’ve been here from the under nine age group and it's starting to pay off.
“I want to continue that in to next year and keep on the progression.”
McKay, who signed a professional contract with the club while he was just seventeen years old, has been with the club for a substantial period of time but admitted the progression won’t be easy if he is to feature in the plans of first team manager, Paul Dickov.
“It’s been a bit harder for me to get an opportunity as a central defender but the gaffer has been good enough to throw me in to training with the first team and that's really starting to help me,” McKay admitted.