Rovers U17s welcomed Leicester City’s Thai international team on Tuesday January 28.
The team was made up of Rovers’ cup-winning U16s players and first year scholars. The team battled valiantly but fell short to a well-drilled Leicester City side.
The young Rovers players learned a lot from the game and enjoyed a rare opportunity to face a team from a different country allowing them to test themselves against different playing styles and philosophies.
The match was a really useful exercise for Rovers youngsters to continue their learning and development providing next season’s U18s team an opportunity to start learning as a group.
U16s coach Tony Mee said: “The U16s are starting to get a greater understanding of what is going to be required next season when they step up to the Youth Team.
“We feel that these games are invaluable as they allow what will be next year’s squad an opportunity to become familiar with each other’s games and to get them up to speed early.
“They are also being given the opportunity to train with some of the U23s when they are in on a Saturday morning and we want to keep exposing them to new challenges as they progress.”