Alfie Beestin is looking forward to returning to his former stomping ground as Rovers head to Tadcaster Albion on Saturday.
Alfie spent two years representing Tadcaster before moving to full-time football with Rovers last summer.
“I’m really looking forward to going back to see everyone. My coaches are actually managers now, so it’ll be good to see them and come up against them,” he said.
“It’ll be a good experience for them to come up against a professional team. The coaches were unbelievable for me, I learnt so much from them to build on here.
Alfie made eight appearances in the 2016/17 season, scoring a goal on his first competitive start at Mansfield in the Checkatrade Trophy, and is looking forward to adding to that tally now he has got used to the life of a professional footballer.
“Last year I got injured in pre-season which knocked me back a bit, but this year I’ve come back a lot fitter and really benefitted from the training,” he added.
“The gaffer has said he sees a lot of improvement over pre-season. I feel he wants me to stick around and fight for a first-team place.