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First team pair drop by for community visit

Jack Rodwell and Harrison Reed popped into a school in Blackburn earlier this week

7 March 2019

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Rovers stars Jack Rodwell and Harrison Reed delighted children of St Michael with St John Primary School this week as they dropped in on a disability session

As part of the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action, the Rovers pair dropped in on a session of dodgeball. Team-mates briefly became opponents as both Jack and Harrison were put on seperate teams, and there was plenty of competitive spirit on display from everyone as a number of games were played out by the school children.

Following on from the dodgeball the lads were invited to a Q&A session, where the first-teamers spoke all about their careers so far and were quizzed with some brilliant questions.

Reed, who is currently on-loan from Premier League Southampton, was asked about which position he felt was his favourite.

"I've been pretty versatile so far in my career. Last season I was at Norwich City and played a lot of games at full-back for them.

"Here at Rovers it has a been a bit different. I started playing out in the wide areas but I've recently had my chance in the centre of midfield which is something I really enjoy."

The school children then turned their attentions to ask about career highlights and defender Jack Rodwell was happy show his honesty.

"I grew up playing for Everton. They're my childhood club but then things changed and the Premier League champions Manchester City came in for me. I couldn't turn that down. It was a no brainer."

Staff and children thanked the Rovers duo for their time and honesty throughout the drop in, and there was just enough time for a few more selfies before the players got on their way.

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