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Blackburn Rovers Player Profiles

Posted 3rd August 2016 at 12:09 pm

Biography...

Willem backed up a strong first season with the Academy by playing a key role as Rovers' Under-18s reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup before losing to eventual winners Chelsea.

An energetic central midfielder who has a good range of passing and an eye for goal, he featured more than 20 times for Damien Johnson's development squad last term despite only turning 18 in January.

After being on the fringes of the first team at the start of the 2016-17 season, Tomlinson made his senior debut as a substitute in Rovers' FA Cup tie with Manchester United in February 2017.

Career History