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Blaney targets more games

26 February 2018

Central defender Shane Blaney is looking forward to playing more games in a Rovers shirt as the Development side travel to York City on Tuesday.

Blaney made his Central League North debut against Rotherham United reserves in a 1-1 draw last time out, and he says that he is a defender that enjoys the physical battles.

“It’s a brilliant feeling to play for Rovers, I had been looking forward to my first game, thankfully I’ve got my chance to show what I can give to the team and I cannot wait to play more games,” he said.

“I am a defender that loves the physical battles, I love the tackles, the headers the absolute lot but I am also a defender that likes to come out with the ball and play football, which the gaffer likes.

“It’s a big change for me especially on the training side of things, it’s going from two or three sessions in the evening back in Ireland and now it’s everyday of the week.”

The 18-year-old was Darren Ferguson’s second deal of the transfer window after the permanent signing of Ben Whiteman from Sheffield United, and the defender says he wants to repay the faith that the manager has shown him.

“The gaffer and John Schofield have been superb with me since I’ve arrived, the coaching staff over here are second to none,” he added.

“I have to play well in these Development games now and repay the faith that the gaffer has in me by bringing me over here, I want to show him that I am an aggressive player and a hard worker.

“The lads have been superb with me since I’ve started here, they are probably the best set of lads I have ever been involved with, and I have settled in really well since signing.”


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