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A special achievement for the lads

Damien delighted for his players after winning the Premier League 2 Division 2 title

24 April 2018

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Damien Johnson has hailed this season a ‘special’ success, after Rovers Under-23s claimed the Premier League 2 Division 2 crown.

Having secured top spot on Friday night, Rovers rounded off their season in style by defeating West Bromwich Albion 4-1 at The Hawthorns on Monday night.

Speaking after the game, Johnson said the title-winning campaign will live long in the memory for his young players, who deserve plenty of plaudits for their achievements this term.

“What is really special is that myself and Dunny played for a long time and we never won a league title at youth or reserve level, as it was back then,” said the Under-23s head coach. 

“It’s difficult. You don’t often have the chance and when you do have success you remember it.

“They are such a tight group. They have grown up together and are good mates, so this will be extra special.

“Whatever career they have – and we hope they go on to have fantastic careers – this will be one of their fondest memories, regardless of how successful they are.

“They will remember this season and for them I am glad that they got the job done and saw it through.

“It’s not their end game, but I’m delighted for them because it’s not easy to win a league at any level. To come out on top, the lads deserve lots of credit."

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