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Younger ready for Rovers debut

21 January 2022

Club News

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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