Rovers’ head of Academy Kieran Scarff believes international calls for two youngsters at the club highlight the progress being made at Cantley Park.
Only an injury has prevented teenage left-back Danny Amos from joining up with the Northern Ireland U21 squad, while U16 player Liam Ravenhill - son of former Rovers player Ricky - has been included in training camps by the same nation.
Scarf said: “Danny has been rewarded for his impressive appearances for Northern Ireland U19s last season and the massive strides he has taken here with a number of first team appearances.
“Unfortunately Danny’s recent injury prevented him from taking his place in the squad, but I have no doubt that he will receive his U21 debut in the not too distant future. Danny is fully deserving of this call-up. He is an extremely level-headed young man with a real determination to continue to improve the undoubted ability he has.”
Confidence is high in the youth team at the moment, with an unbeaten run of 13 games earning three members of the squad a place on the bench for the Carabao Cup second round game against Blackpool.
Scarff added: “It was great to see three of our U18 squad named as substitutes for the Carabao Cup recently. Further proof that there is a clear and real pathway for our young players.
“This is on the back of the U18 squad stretching their unbeaten run to 13 games with a 2-1 win away at Walsall. Congratulations to the staff and players involved.”
Rovers are back in action at the Keepmoat Stadium when Newcastle United U21 visit in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday September 4. Book your place now at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.