Reece Fielding says his time on loan with Biggleswade Town has made a big difference to the way he plays football.
Fielding and Rovers team-mate Tyler Walker both spent six-months with the Waders, and the central defender says he has benefitted from the physicality in non-league football.
“I enjoyed my football while I was on loan at Biggleswade Town, it was not necessarily about playing football all the time because it’s very physical and it makes you tougher,” said Fielding.
“Obviously it’s not just all about being physical, you still have to be comfortable on the ball and play football, and playing against some big strikers has definitely benefitted me.
“I played 34 times for Biggleswade, I needed the game time and thankfully I was given the chance to play football, hopefully now I’m back I can continue to impress and hopefully push for a place in the first team.”
Fielding was on the scoresheet for the development side that were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Bradford City reserves on Tuesday, and he says the team have been working hard on set-piece routines in training.
“We tried to play football the right way, we have been working a lot of late to play out from the back, we played really well in certain parts of the game and we attacked well,” added the 19-year-old.
“It was nice to get onto the scoresheet, Tyler Garratt has found me directly from the corner and to be honest the marking against me was not very good.
“I couldn’t believe how much space that I actually had, thankfully I guided it into the back of the net and it’s pleasing because we have been working on set-pieces in training.”