Second-year scholar Freddie Allen felt every member of Rovers U18s played their part in the 3-1 win over Notts County in the EFL Youth Alliance League.
Sam Straughan-Brown netted a hat-trick to see the youth team to back-to-back league wins and up to seventh on the league table. Having taken the captain’s armband for the fixture, Allen felt the entire team contributed to the side’s win on the Eco-Power Stadium 3G.
Allen said: “It was a well fought battle and I thought we continued the work from the previous week well.
“Each and every one of us played our part. The defence did their jobs and the midfield was excellent, especially with young Ethan in there, because he really stepped up for us.
“We let the attackers do their thing in the final third, so we’re really pleased as an entire team and that’s two wins on the bounce now so it’s good to see us climbing that table again.”
Having fallen to defeat against the Magpies just two weeks ago, Allen felt the team were determined to put things right.
He added: “Two weeks ago they did a job on us at their place, so we felt like we owed them one, and I thought all the lads did really well to get the job done.
“We work every week towards the big game and this week we just had a special togetherness about us and I think we showed that.
“We all knew we weren’t at the races at their place and I thought having that in the back of our minds really helped remind us of where we want to go and what we want to do with this group.”