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Ben Paton




Date of birth






Ben had to bide his time for his chance to make his mark in his first year with the Rovers Academy.

A versatile footballer who can play across midfield and also further forward, an excellent end to the campaign saw him feature 13 times for the Under-18s, scoring on two occasions.

This pre-season has seen the Canadian youth international play for Damien Johnson's development squad. Scoring in the friendly wins over AFC Darwen and Ramsbottom United.

He has taken that fine form into the 2017-18 season, after making his U23 debut as a substitute against Norwich, he followed that up a week later with his first start at development squad level in a 4-0 win over Fulham.

Ben joined Rovers at Under-16s level from Brampton Blasts Under-15s in Canada and before that he was with Kitchener Soccer Club.

Appearance statistics:

Season 2018-19    
Competition Apps Goals
Premier League 2 3 (5 sub) 1
Cups 3 (1 sub) 0
Season 2017-18    
Competition Apps Goals
Premier League 2 1 (1 sub) 0
Premier League Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
Lancashire Senior Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
U18 Premier League 10 (0 sub) 1
FA Youth Cup 3 (0 sub) 0
U18 Premier League Cup 2 (0 sub) 0
Season 2016-17    
Competition Apps Goals
U18 Premier League 11 (3 sub) 2
FA Youth Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
Statistics last updated: June 2019