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Walker handed deal

12 June 2017

Doncaster Rovers youngster Tyler Walker has signed a professional contract with the club.

The full-back who joined the club in 2008, has progressed through the academy ranks and has now been rewarded with a six month deal by first-team manager Darren Ferguson.

“I am over the moon, ever since I was a little boy, all I ever wanted was to sign a professional contract and now my dream has come true, it is a great feeling,” he said.

“Players like Harry Middleton and Liam Mandeville have already been given a chance ,so I am going to go away and work hard during pre-season .

“Harry and Liam have given me advice, which is to get your head down in training and work hard, give yourself that chance to impress the manager and you never know what might happen.”

Darren Ferguson has handed youngsters such as Reece Fielding and Will Longbottom professional deals and rewarded them with first-team opportunities during his time at the club.

And Walker is determined to feature  in that list under Ferguson and has highlighted competitions such as the Checkatrade Trophy to make his mark.

“A lot of the younger players in the squad played in the Checkatrade Trophy last season and that is one of my targets, to get some game time in that competition and then ultimately get some League One games,” he said.

“I would like to break into the U21s side too, I want to play as many games as possible during this six months with the side.

“It is an unreal feeling to be around the first-team set up, with the players who are all preparing themselves for the upcoming game and I want to break into the first team squad.”

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