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Young Rovers stars inspire the next generation

Two of our first team youngsters went back to school.

25 January 2019

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Pupils of St Silas Primary School had two very special guests this week as Rovers stars Ryan Nyambe and Lewis Travis dropped by.

The Rovers duo dropped in on a practical activity as part of the EFL Trust's Joy of Moving, Move and Learn Project. Both Ryan and Lewis got in and amongst the action as both faced each other in a competitive game of handball.

Both then went to take part in a short classroom session before a Q&A with a class of year three pupils. Here the lads were asked everything from their own careers to whether they were single or not!

At St Silas, the pupils have been working on values of compassion and respect, and the year three class were inspired by the honesty of the two young stars as they opened up.

Travis was asked an open question on how many red cards he's had during his career and he was more than happy to discuss his experiences.

Lewis, who was sent off last season at Portsmouth, spoke about how he felt after that incident with the pupils interested on how they can apply the midfielder's character to their own work.

"I was a young guy coming in to the team and wanted to prove a lot to the manager. The main feeling was I felt like I had let the team down.

"It was important to then learn from a mistake and come back as a better player. Which I hopefully have done."

It was then over to Rovers defender Ryan Nyambe as he was asked on where he sees himself in two years time. Ryan, who came through the club's academy, only had one answer.

"I'd like to be playing for the club in the Premier League. That's where I see myself.

"At this club and playing against the best players in the Premier League for the club I joined when I was young."

The year three class were delighted with the honesty of the two Rovers stars and there was just time for a quick class photo before ending school for the day.

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