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McCann praise for Kane

19 February 2019

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Manager Grant McCann has been full of praise for young midfielder Herbie Kane through his stunning loan spell so far at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Bristol-born Kane joined Rovers from Liverpool back in the summer, extending his deal in January amongst interest from other clubs in higher divisions, and McCann praised the attitude of his loan star throughout the season so far. 

“We spoke to Liverpool back when we were looking to extend his loan that there were other clubs that were going in for him too, both in the Championship and the top end of League One, but the first thing they said was that they wanted him to stay here,” he said. 

“That made us feel like we’ve done all the right things with him whilst he’s been here, he’s improving, he’s always getting better, and I think that speaks volumes for the work we’re doing with Herbie, as well as the other young loan players we have. 

“He’s absolutely loving it here and he never wanted to go anywhere else, even with all the interest that was about in January, it can be easy as a young player to have your head turned, and so we’ve been delighted with everything he has done.” 

Kane has been a virtual-ever present since coming into the Rovers side in just the second game of the season, and McCann believes the midfielder has a big future in the professional game. 

“He came into the side in the second game of the season against Wycombe, as soon as he came in it was almost as though he’d played 500 league games, and that was his senior debut, he really has been top class,” he added. 

“He’s really been the best midfielder in League One for me in his position, and for such a young boy in his first loan spell anywhere, it’s very rare for young players to come in and do that in this league in their first loan, he’s adapted superbly. 

“He’s been a revelation since he arrived here, especially to say it’s his first ever loan, he’s been outstanding he really has and he’s going to go on and have a top career, he’s a grounded boy that’s so down to earth and just gets on with his game.” 

Rovers are back in action at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday March 2 when they host play-off rivals Charlton. Make sure you don't miss a moment by booking your place from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576 or by going to tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.


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