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Louie's long-term target...

The international centre back is aiming to earn a spot in the first team

6 February 2019

It's been quite a year already for Rovers' newest recruit Louie Annesley.

The teenager would have been seeing the New Year in Spain, where he was living during his time playing for Gibraltar-based side Lincoln Red Imps.
 
But soon he was leaving the warmth of Andalusia for the crisp mornings in East Lancashire, with the 18-year-old penning a long-term deal with Rovers.
 
And whilst his fortunes in 2019 have changed dramatically with a move back to England, the youngster admits 2018 wasn't bad either.
 
“It’s been a crazy year for me going from an international debut to signing here," he told iFollow Rovers.
 
"The last 10 months have seen me get everything I’ve wanted and everything I’ve worked hard for.
 
“Short-term I want to settle here, work hard, train hard and help the team. Eventually I want to get into the first team, playing week in, week out.
 
“A big factor for me coming here was the fact this club produces young players. Some have stepped up from the Under-23s and into the first team in recent weeks and months.
 
“That shows that the manager does give young lads a chance in the first team, and that really appeals to me."

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