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Younger ready for Rovers debut

21 January 2022

Ollie Younger spoke to the media following his arrival from Sunderland on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old centre back will wear No.3 and could be involved on the weekend when Gary McSheffrey’s men travel to MK Dons.

On joining Rovers: 

“I’ve got past that stage in my career where it’s all about learning and now I need to be on the pitch doing these things myself. Doncaster have presented me with a great opportunity to do so I’m buzzing to be here. 

“I’ve had a bit of a frustrating week. I knew the move was happening a week ago but I’ve had COVID so we haven’t been able to get it done any sooner. 

“I trained on Thursday which has helped me blow a few cobwebs off, but I feel good and ready to go. 

“The gaffer has just told me to come in and give 100% but for me that’s a given anyway.” 

 

On defensive education at Burnley Academy: 

“I think everyone knows about Burnley and what they’re renowned for. 

“Defensively, the coaching at Burnley is very good. They focus on the basics, as you can imagine, and I think it stands you in good stead for the future. 

“I love putting my body on the line, blocking shots, defending, heading, tackling – that’s my favourite part of the game. I think I’m alright on the ball too, but first and foremost my job is to defend and I’m looking forward to doing that.” 

 

On preparing for the next game:  

“I feel ready and raring to go so I can’t wait to get started. 

“I think in the last two games, performances have been better. If you look at the first half against Cambridge United, I think we hit the crossbar and the post three times and they score in the last minute so you need a bit of luck but the last two performances have been encouraging. 

“Hopefully in these next games, we can surprise a few people and pick up some points against top opposition.” 

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