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Promotion not sunk in yet, admits Amari'i

The defender reflects on his season and says he still can't believe promotion has been achieved

9 May 2018

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Amari'i Bell has confessed that his aim for the season has been completed with promotion to the Championship.

After arriving late in the January transfer window, Amari'i has battled it out with fellow left back Derrick Williams for a spot in the Rovers defence.
 
But with promotion achieved, the 24-year-old, who signed from Fleetwood Town at the start of this year, says knowing Rovers will be in the Championship next term still hasn't sunk in.
 
“My goal at the season was to win promotion, so coming to a team like Rovers and winning promotion here is brilliant," the full back told iFollow Rovers.
 
“I came halfway through the season and the boys were absolutely flying. Everyone is buzzing that we’ve got ourselves back into the Championship.
 
“It will take a couple more weeks to sink in but it’s a great achievement from everyone involved at the club."
 
And on a personal level it's been a cracking year for the Burton-born defender, who was also named in the PFA League One Team of the Season for his displays during the 2017-18 campaign.
 
“I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news, I was really chuffed," Bell added. "It is really special to be involved in it, especially when you know that you’ve been recognised by your peers.
 
“To be one of the best players in the league is amazing. These are people you play against week in week out and to be respected by them is a brilliant feeling."
 

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