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New deal for Doyle

Rovers Under-23s defender becomes latest young player to sign a new contract

2 April 2019

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Rovers are pleased to announce that defender Charley Doyle has become the latest young player to sign a new contract with the club.

The 20-year-old has put pen-to-paper on 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.  

“I’m delighted,” he said. “I’ve been here for around 10 years, so it’s good to progress through and I’m just happy to get the contract done now.

“When you’re at this level, the aim is always to work your hardest to try and push on. The aim was to become a regular with the Under-23s and then push towards the first team.

“I’ve been here since the age of eight, so I’ve spent most of my life here! I used to travel up from school and come to the Academy all the time. I’ve been at this club for a long time, so I know what it means to the fans.”

Doyle follows in the footsteps of Under-23s team-mates Stefan Mols, Dan Butterworth, Lewis Thompson and John Buckley, who have all penned new deals with the club in recent weeks.

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