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Platt determined to show exactly what he can do

After signing a new contract with Rovers recently, the 20-year-old is keen to stake a claim for a first team spot

11 May 2019

Matty Platt is determined to show everyone what he's capable of after penning a new one-year deal with Rovers.

The young defender signed fresh terms with the club at the end of last week and is now targeting a place in Tony Mowbray's first team squad - by impressing the boss in pre-season.
 
It's been an up and down 2018-19 for the Academy graduate, who spent the first half of the campaign with Accrington Stanley before finishing the season with Southport.
 
And the 20-year-old says he's benefited greatly from both loan stints.
 
“The last two loan spells have been a little up and down, good and bad, but I've learnt a lot during both of them and I’ll look to build on those experiences next season," he said honestly to iFollow Rovers.
 
“You have to learn from everything. I didn’t play as much as I’d have liked at Accrington, but even then you learn from being in a first team environment.
 
“Just seeing the different ways clubs do things, you can take different bits from every club to improve things.
 
“When you’re not playing then there’s nothing worse. But you have to work through it and when you do get a chance you have to take it.
 
“You need to take the opportunity and that should be the motivation, to prove yourself."
 
It's a big summer for the youngster, who is determined to show Mowbray and his staff just what he's capable of during pre-season.
 
“Next season is massive for me," he added.
 
"Pre-season is my chance to show the gaffer what I’m about and show him what I can do.
 
“The two loan spells have opener my eyes and definitely improved me. You have to grow up quick when you go out on loan.
 
“Both on and off the pitch I feel I return to the club more mature."

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