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Rovers duo kick-off Easter Camps

Dominic Samuel and Jack Doyle popped into the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre earlier this week

11 April 2019

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The football and activity camps kicked off in style earlier this week as a Rovers duo dropped in to surprise the young players.

Rovers striker Dominic Samuel and U23s prospect Jack Doyle visited the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre to cast a watchful eye on Monday's opening of the Easter football camp.

Samuel and defender Doyle watched on as three small-sided football drills took place. The pair picking out who they thought had shown the best attitude and skill.

Following the action on the pitch the group gathered to put some questions to the duo with both speaking about how they first got in to football and giving advice to the young players.

Samuel, who is continuing his comeback from a serious injury, spoke about a different perspective he has had since being on the sidelines.

"It's frustrating but these things happen," the 24-year-old said.

"It's nice to just be able to get back out and train with the lads now. An long injury gives you the chance to see football a bit differently and it's important if you have setbacks to not let that get you down."

When quizzed further on whether there'll be any game time this season there was a definitive answer.

"It won't be this season. I'll make sure I'm right. It will be pre-season"

For U23s defender Doyle, it was a fascinating insight for the young players to be greeted by a player who is still working his way in to the first-team picture.

"I've been here since I was a 10-year-old, so I've moved up the age groups.

"I feel part of it here and hopefully within the next few years I'll get a chance to be in the first-team."

The young players posed for one last group photograph before going home for the day fresh with inspiration after the player visit.

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