Earlier this season, we caught up with Rovers Under-18s defender Jake Garrett, to get to know the England youth international a little better …
How long have you been at Rovers:
I have been here since I was an Under-10, so about seven years now.
Best thing about being at Rovers:
It gives you opportunities, the environment is brilliant, as are the pitches. I’ve developed as a player and as a person. I’ve become more of a technical player and have grown up.
Club you support:
I support Liverpool.
I put my left sock on before my right sock, my left shinpad before my right shinpad and my left boot before my right boot.
Best friend in football:
It would be either Jarred Harlock or George Wyatt. I’ve known Jarred for quite a while, he’s my room-mate and he’s from Liverpool as well. George has only just come in from Manchester United and he’s quite funny and gets my banter!
Idol growing up:
Steven Gerrard or Xabi Alonso. Watching those two made me want to be a footballer.
Describe yourself as a player:
I’m physical, like a good tackle and I’m neat and tidy on the ball.
Highlight of your career:
That would have to be being called up for England at Under-15s level. Getting a scholarship at Rovers was another highlight.
Hopes for the season:
I hope to get in the Under-23s side and to keep my place in the Under-18s. As a team, hopefully we can have a great season.