Earlier this season, we caught up with Rovers Under-18s forward Brandon Lonsdale, to get to know the first year scholar a little better …
Former clubs: Accrington Stanley
How long have you been at Rovers:
I’ve been here for about a year-and-a-half now.
Best thing about being at Rovers:
I’d say signing my scholarship here was the best thing. Since then, it’s just been brilliant to develop my game with the coaches and represent the club.
Club you support:
I’m a Rovers supporter.
I don’t really have any to be honest.
Best friend in football:
Lenni Cirino. I knew him before I came here anyway, as he was a mate outside of football. He’s funny and I room with him on away trips.
Idol growing up:
Lionel Messi, as he’s the best player in the world. Growing up a Rovers fan, I used to love Morten Gamst Pedersen. He was my favourite player when I was younger.
Describe yourself as a player:
I’m quick, direct and very creative. I love scoring goals.
Highlight of your career:
I’d say signing with Rovers because it’s always been my club.
Hopes for the season:
To try and do well in the FA Youth Cup and to finish as high up the league table as we can. I want to try and get 15 goals this season, that’s my target.