Earlier this season, we caught up with Rovers Under-18s hot-shot Sam Burns, to get to know the second year scholar a little better …
How long have you been at Rovers:
This is my fourth year. I started at Under-14s level.
Best thing about being at Rovers:
There’s good programmes and a good culture here from the coaches and the players we have.
Club you support:
I support Liverpool.
I don’t have any, but Dan Pike goes to the toilet before every game, which I think is the oddest superstition I’ve come across!
Best friend in football:
Isaac Whitehall and James Connolly. They’re good lads. Isaac’s my room-mate and James gives me a lift home!
Idol growing up:
Steven Gerrard. He had it all and was a fantastic leader for Liverpool and England.
Describe yourself as a player:
I’m fast, hard working and have a big heart.
Highlight of your career:
It would probably have to be playing against Real Madrid last summer. The facilities were unbelievable, so big and so modern. It was a fantastic trip.
Hopes for the season:
I want to get a professional deal with Rovers and for the team to finish as high up as we can in our league.