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200 up for Dack this weekend

The 25-year-old could hit a milestone this weekend at Aston Villa...

29 March 2019

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Bradley Dack's first league start came in August 2012 at Wycombe Wanderers for Gillingham, and, more than six years later, he's about to reach the 200 mark.

Dack was part of the Gills side that earned a 1-0 victory on the road on that sunny day at Adams Park, and the playmaker will be hoping for a similar success should he be named in the XI at Villa Park this weekend.

And looking back on the years since, the 25-year-old now believes he's turned into one of the leaders in the squad.

“I broke into the first team (at Gillingham) when I was 18, so I’ve racked up the games," he told iFollow Rovers ahead of the trip to Villa Park.

“I like to think of myself as a bit of an experienced player now and I try to give advice to the younger players.

“My mindset is always to try and help people, so I like to have a voice in the changing room and if I think I’ve got a point to be made then I’m one of the players who will say it.

“I think that’s just my personality. I’ve always been like that. I think as you get older and play more games, you do get more of a voice in the changing room and people do start looking to you, which is something I enjoy.”

Following the breakthroughs of Tyler Magloire and John Buckley, the Rovers star also adds that he's spoken to both, in a bid to help the Academy graduates settle into life in the first team.

“I tell them just to enjoy it, because your career goes so quick," he admitted.

"I can say that now because this is my eighth year as a professional and it’s gone like that.

“I could tell you about my debut and what happened in it like it was yesterday.

“I can pretty much remember every game – I can certainly remember all the games I’ve scored in!

“As you get older, it’s something you start to enjoy a bit more.”

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