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Notts County will be a great test for the boys

31 July 2016

Rovers' younger element will be given their chance to shine when they face Notts County this Sunday afternoon.

With the majority of the senior players getting game time in the 1-1 draw with Girona at Ewood on Saturday, it will be a team of the club's most promising youngsters that will take to the field at Meadow Lane later today.

With the Under-23s involved in this season's EFL Trophy, boss Owen Coyle will be interested to see how the players stand up against the Magpies.

"You'll see some of the younger ones like Connor Mahoney take part," Coyle told Rovers PlayerHD.

"With the senior ones you've got to be wary that we don't pick up knocks so the young players will play.

"It will be a great test for them because now being in the EFL Trophy, the competition we'll face are of a similar level, and Notts County, with John Sheridan in charge, will have a very good team.

"So it will be a real test for our young players and it will be great for them to go and stand up there.

"David Raya, as one of the senior players in the team, will get 90 minutes. Connor Mahoney, John O'Sullivan, Scott Wharton, Jack Doyle, those boys will take the field.

"So I'm really looking forward to seeing them playing against real men in the Notts County team and see how the kids stand up to that."

Fans travelling to Meadow Lane can pay cash on the turnstiles.

Prices are Adults £12, Seniors (60 years of age and above) £7, Young Adults (18 to 21 years of age) £7, and Juniors (Under 18) £4.

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