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I'm ready to fight for a first team spot

Tyler Magloire reflects on his breakthrough campaign and is targeting a place in Tony Mowbray's squad in pre-season

23 May 2019

Tyler Magloire says the 2018-19 season has been one he'll never forget, but insists he won't be resting on his laurels.

The young defender is intending to have a gruelling summer schedule as he plans to return to pre-season training in peak condition.
 
The 20-year-old speedster, who came through the Rovers Academy system, made his debut for the first team against Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win.
 
He followed that up with an appearance at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday soon after, before lifting the Lancashire Senior Cup earlier this month after helping the Development Squad beat Burnley at the Lancashire FA HQ.
 
“I’ll take this season, absolutely," he said when reflecting on his campaign in the Under-23s and the first team.
 
"It’s been a great one for me and if someone had offered me what’s happened in the last few months back in August I’d have snapped their hand off for it.
 
“This is only the start for not just for me but for all of the lads. We all have to keep working hard and progressing both individually and as a team.
 
“We’ll have some well deserved time off but we’ll all make sure we work hard over the summer so we can come back in shape for pre-season and ready to push for a first team spot," he added.
 
“My main focus is to make sure I’m right in the summer and come back in the best condition possible to fight for a spot in the first team."

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