Rovers U18s midfielder Faris Khan was pleased to contribute with his first goal of the season to help with a 5-0 demolition of Hull City in the Professional Development League Cup.
The second-year scholar’s goal added to Max Adamson’s and Will Green’s earlier finishes before Jack Goodman struck a brace to give Rovers a comfortable victory at Cantley Park.
Despite coming up against an Academy side that were of a category above and therefore deemed the underdogs of the tie, Khan felt the gulf between the sides came in his side’s favour.
He said: “Throughout the game I think we looked the stronger side and without been disrespectful to the opposition, it felt like it was men against boys at times.
“We made the correct decisions all the way from minute one, we didn’t overplay, we knew when to play and when to go long and we were clinical when we got our chances.”
Khan’s strike was the first success of the second half and put Rovers firmly in control of the fixture as the 17-year-old opened his account for the season, an achievement he hopes to be a sign of what’s to come.
He added: “It’s been nice to contribute to the team against by getting a goal to help towards the result.
“Jack Goodman’s cut the ball back to me from a cross and I knew I just had to finish it from there and that’s what I did.
“It’s always good to be able to help the team out and hopefully I’ll be able to continue doing that throughout the season to start adding to my goals tally.”