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Young Rovers could get their chance

16 April 2016

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Paul Lambert has admitted that he may be tempted to give a first team opportunity to one of the younger players at the club as the season draws to a close.

With just five games remaining of the 2015-16 campaign, the Scot could hand a chance to one of the stars of this year's run to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

Lambert was in attendance at Ewood Park on Monday night to see the majority of those youngsters involved as the development squad defeated West Bromwich Albion 2-1 to move into the Under-21 division 2 play-offs and he says he wouldn't be afraid to give them their senior bow if he thought they were ready.

"There might be a case for taking a look at the younger ones," revealed the Rovers boss.

"I saw them play on Monday night against West Brom and there are one or two kids, even when I first came in I thought were pretty handy, and nothing has really changed my opinion of it.

"I think they have done ever so well to get to the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup and what I saw against West Brom was good.

"So there are one or two that have trained with us which are pretty pleasing.

"I'm always one to throw a kid in. If I think they are good enough then I'll throw them in.

"A few of them have been training with us so it's not as if they are a million miles away from my thinking. It doesn't matter how old you are, if I think they can perform I will play them."

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