Tavonga Kuleya spoke to the media after making his senior debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie at Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.
The young winger played 82 minutes and provided an assist for Rodrigo Vilca’s opener in the 3-2 win at the Sands Venue Stadium.
On how he handled the night:
“It was a special one for me, I was alongside some experienced players and they helped me a lot.
“The main message was to try and work hard, the assist early on settled my nerves massively.
“I found out on the morning of the game I would be starting so I was just excited to get out there.”
On sharing the occasion with other youth team players:
“It meant a lot to have a lot of the lads there that I’ve been playing with at my own age level.
“I’m buzzing for everyone to be involved, we were all talking about it and how big a night it was for us.”
You can see Tavonga in action when Rovers U18s take on Rotherham United in the FA Youth Cup at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday November 16. Kick-off 7pm.
Tickets for the match are priced as follows:
- Adults - £3
- Concessions - £1
- Season ticket holders - £1
Tickets can be bought in advance at Club Doncaster Box Office or purchased on the day at turnstiles 17-19. Only the Mech FS West Stand will be open for the match.