League Football Education (LFE) have recognised the achievements of Rovers midfielder Liam Ravenhill by naming him in 'The 11' for November 2020.
'The 11’ acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at current or former English Football League (EFL) clubs – and is also designed to assess other factors, including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.
Having been involved in the Rovers first team during pre-season, Liam impressed manager Darren Moore enough to keep him training daily with the senior squad.
This month, the young midfielder earned his professional debut as a late substitute in the FA Cup first round at FC United of Manchester, with his first start following just three days later in the Papa John’s Trophy against Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s.
Despite only being 17, the second-year apprentice has been called up to the Northern Ireland Under-21s squad for their upcoming UEFA European Championship qualifying matches.
LFE regional officer Pat Lally said: “Due to his first-team commitments, Liam is doing the majority of his work on a remote basis, with the support of staff at Doncaster College. He is showing great dedication to his studies by remaining on top of his work.
“Liam showed his skills in the kitchen during lockdown by participating in the club’s Under-18 cooking challenge and managed to win day one for his tasty dish of Mexican chicken with rice. Meanwhile, he also undertook a sign language course last season.”