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A month to remember, says Vale

He's signed a new Rovers deal and made his debut for Wales Under-21s, but the forward is already setting more goals

22 October 2019

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It's fair to say that it's been a decent last few weeks to be Rovers starlet Jack Vale.

The talented teenage forward penned a new long-term deal to remain at Rovers until 2023 earlier this month.

Just days later he was called into the Wales Under-21s side and made his debut for his country at that level in the final stages of the encounter against Moldova Under-21s in Orhei at the weekend.

He also scored for his club in the 3-1 win at Southampton on Monday night to help haul the Under-23s up to sixth place in the Premier League 2 table.

And in a recent interview, the 18-year-old says things couldn't be going any better for him right now.

"I’m enjoying it here at Rovers," he admitted.

"I am happy to have signed a new deal here, so now I am ready to push on and hopefully break into the first team. I am just taking it day by day and working hard.

"It was a great feeling for me and my family to get the call up to the Under-21s. I’ve been in the Wales set-up for a while now so it was a proud moment for me to get called up.

"I like playing for my country because it gives me experiences other players might not get.

"I was happy when he told me to get ready to come on because it was going to be my U-21s debut. I didn’t play as long as I wanted, but that’s football, and hopefully I will get more minutes playing at that level; it will develop me as a better player," he added.

And he's got high hopes for his career, despite his tender age, with the frontman already harbouring ambitions of breaking into the Rovers first time.

"I think the next step for me will be the first team in club football and at international level. As long as I keep a good attitude and work hard I don’t see why I can’t get there."

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