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Charley hoping to be next in line

The young defender is pleased to see team-mates get a chance in the first team - and he wants to be next!

2 April 2019

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He's the latest young Academy graduate to put pen-to-paper on a new contract at Rovers, and Charley Doyle is already targeting a spot in Tony Mowbray's first team plans.

The 20-year-old has signed a new deal which will keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2020.

A versatile footballer, who can play anywhere across the back or as a holding midfielder, Doyle has been with the club since the age of eight and progressed through Rovers’ youth ranks.

After signing his first professional contract in June 2017, Doyle played an integral role in Rovers’ Premier League 2 Division 2 title success last season and has impressed again for Damien Johnson’s side this term.  

And following on from recent debuts under Mowbray for Tyler Magloire and John Buckley, Doyle's desperate for his chance in the first team sooner rather than later.

“I’m delighted to see a few of the lads kick on, but you also want to be the next one in line," he admitted.

"I want to be the next one who kicks on and gets my chance.

“I feel around it. The gaffer gives players their chance in training and obviously a couple of the lads, like Tyler, have played in the first team.

“Both the gaffer and Damien [Johnson] have been brilliant. When you need to know something, they’ll let you know. I really enjoy working with both of them.

“This extra year allows me to push on. Hopefully I can get a chance in pre-season to show exactly what I can do."

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