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Development Squad

Trio pen pro deals

17 June 2017

Three of Rovers’ rising stars have signed their first professional contracts with the club.

Academy graduates Joe Grayson, Stefan Mols and Charley Doyle have all put pen-to-paper on two-year deals, which will keep them at Ewood Park until the summer of 2019.

Grayson, 18, who is the son of former Rovers right-back Simon Grayson, is a strong central midfielder with a gifted left foot, who can also fill in at the centre of defence.

He made 18 appearances for Damien Johnson’s development squad last season, scoring once in a 3-2 Premier League 2 victory over Fulham in April. Grayson also made eight appearances in 2016-17 for Rovers’ Under-18s.

Spanish starlet Mols, 18, is a versatile and technically-gifted midfielder, who covers every blade of grass and can operate anywhere in the middle of the park.

He made the successful step up to the Under-23s last season, making 13 appearances for Johnson’s side and scored in the Lancashire FA Senior Cup semi-final against Fleetwood Town at Ewood Park in May, which Rovers lost 4-3 on penalties. Mols also netted twice in 23 appearances for the Under-18s.

Doyle, 18, is a composed and dependable central defender, who made his debut for Rovers Under-21s at Villa Park in November 2015.

He made three appearances for the development squad last season and scored once in 18 outings for the Under-18s.


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