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May adapting to professional life

22 August 2017

Striker Alfie May is delighted with his start to the season and is enjoying the change to his daily working life.

Plucked from non-league Hythe Town in January, May has gone on to be a big hit with the Rovers’ fans so far, with three goals in as many games.

For May though, his time as a professional footballer hasn’t felt like work, and he is enjoying the lay-ins after midweek games too.

“When I was in non-league I was a builder and when you play on a Tuesday night for an away game, you’re in work at half five the next morning after getting back at half 12,” said May.

“You don’t enjoy it at all and it’s not nice, but that was work and you’ve got to go, but now I wake up and I’m going to play the football that I love and its good fun.

“I worked for my brother’s company and I worked with my best mate too, they text me every day to see how training was and they want me to succeed because they know how much it means to me.”

Making the step up from non-league has been something that May has grasped with both hands, and after his impressive performances so far this season, he is relishing the chance to face the Tigers at the Keepmoat on Tuesday night.

“We’ve played Championship teams in pre-season and we’ve worked on it in training, but we’ve got great talent in the squad and we can go out and win this,” said May.

“Everybody would like to be starting, and when you sit there and watch your mates doing well, and even if I come off the bench I’ve got to work hard and put pressure on.

“The players Hull have got have played in the highest level possible and it’ll be a huge test but we’ve got the quality to go out and win.”

Tickets are still available for Tuesday's game against Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762 576, or by going to

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