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Aniket enjoying Ewood experience

Young Indian star says he has learned a lot during three-month training stint

4 May 2019

Aniket Jadhav says he is relishing life at Rovers and believes his spell with the club will serve him well in his future footballing career.

The 18-year-old forward, who played in all three matches for India at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in October 2017, arrived at Rovers' Academy for a three-month training stint in early March.

The talented teenager, who became the first professional Indian player to train in England, says he has enjoyed the experience and learnt some valuable lessons about best practice on and off the pitch.

"It's been a very good time here because I have learned a lot," said Aniket, who currently plays for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League.

"I feel like I'm improving day-by-day and feeling better. Everyone knows that there is a huge difference between Indian football and football in Europe.

"I've learned how to play football, in terms of high intensity, physically and technically.

"This exposure trip will help me a lot and when I go back to India I'm going to follow the schedules, like gym schedules, rehab, pre-match and post-match, because I think it will help me to grow as a professional player.

"So I would like to say thank you so much to each and every one of the players and staff, because they have supported me and taught me a lot.

"It feels like we are a family and I enjoy spending time with them. And I'm definitely going to follow Blackburn Rovers!"


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