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Ravenhill: dream come true to play for Rovers

15 November 2020

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Liam Ravenhill says he’s hungry for more first-team action after making his full Rovers debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s.

The 17-year-old played 85 minutes at the Keepmoat Stadium, backing up his cameo appearance off the bench against FC United of Manchester in the Emirates FA Cup a few days earlier.

He said: “I’ve dreamt of playing for the club ever since I was eight or nine-years-old, it was an amazing experience.

“It shows what the level is to play regularly, coming up against some experienced players has given me a taste of things.

“I was really excited to play, I’ve been around it for a few weeks and I want to stay around things now.”

Liam followed in his dad Ricky’s footsteps in pulling on a Rovers shirt and playing alongside James Coppinger, and says it was a proud moment for his family.

He added: “I’ve been here nine years so it was a bit surreal playing with Copps as I’ve watched him for so long.

“Everything I read after the FA Cup tie was about coming on for him, for me and my dad both to have played with him is brilliant.

“Copps is always helping everybody in training, he will show you where to improve and I know I can lean on him if I need to.”


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