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7 February 2019

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Doncaster Rovers have continued to support the progression of young players with four academy players – AJ Greaves, Rieves Boocock, Myron Gibbons, and Branden Horton – included in matchday squads this season.

Boocock made his league debut in Rovers 3-1 away victory at Gillingham, whilst Horton has made two appearances in this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.

Academy manager Tony Cook believes that Rovers offers a unique pathway for academy players which has allowed Greaves, Boocock, Gibbons, and Horton to gain valuable first team experience.

“Young players can see that there is a clear pathway from the Academy to the first team, and I think it’s crucial to be able to show that to prospective players and parents so they choose Doncaster Rovers Football Club,” he said.

“They have such a unique environment here. They’re in front of the first team management staff every day so the staff are aware of the players and the players are interacting with the first team.

“They get to see good role models, James Coppinger, Andy Butler and numerous others, who portray good traits for a professional footballer.”

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