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Confidence was key in Burton win says Flint

22 February 2023

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First-year scholar Will Flint felt Rovers U18s were worthy of their rewards after they took a second successive win in the EFL Youth Alliance League.

Harry Wood got on the scoresheet for Rovers as Jack Goodman netted a brace at the Hoober Homes Elite Performance Centre to see the youth team take a dominant 3-0 win over Burton Albion.

Rovers had plenty of chances to get more goals to their name over the 90 minutes and Flint felt his side’s success was well crafted throughout the game on home soil.

He said: “It was a positive game from us, we went into it with that mindset that we were going to win and we executed our game plan perfectly.

“From where I was in defence and all the way up to the attack, we all knew what our jobs were and we carried them out brilliantly.

“We worked really well in how we set up against Burton, the style of play suited each and every one of us, and that’s why we got the three points.

“It’s always good from a defender’s point of view to get a clean sheet because it shows that we’re compact and all on the same page.

“I’m really pleased with how we all played as a team and personally, I think I had a good game in the back line.”

Flint’s second-year teammate Jack Goodman scored his 19th goal of the season in the second half of the game and the defender admitted how the attacker helps Rovers’ defence during matches.

He added: “When you’re doing everything you can to stop the ball from going into your own goal behind you, it’s really good to be able to have a striker like Jack up front to rely on.

“We know that if he even gets half a chance, he’ll more than likely put the ball in the back of the net so it’s good to have that security from our point of view at the other end of the pitch.

“Whether you’re trailing in a game, leading one or in any situation, knowing there’s a striker up there like him always gives you a chance in any game and that’s a great trait for us to have as a team.”

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