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Joe Rankin-Costello

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

26/07/1999

Signed

01/07/2015

Country

England

After joining from Manchester United midway through the 2014-15 campaign, Joe had an outstanding first full season at the Academy.

He made close on 40 appearances at both Under-18 and Under-21 level, as well as playing a pivotal role as Rovers reached the semi-finals of the 2015-16 FA Youth Cup.

Able to play anywhere across the front line, Joe continued that progress last term, with 20 appearances for Damien Johnson's development squad, including one outing in the Checkatrade Trophy.

A fine end to the 2018-19 campaign saw Rankin-Costello pen a new deal with Rovers, with the teenage prospect now around the first team picture.

His first team bow in 2019-20 came in the Carabao Cup encounter against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

His first league outing would come back in the Steel City, with the versatile midfielder coming on for his league debut at Sheffield Wednesday.

A strong finish to the term ended with JRC appearing on 12 occasions in all competitions, and he's already started 2020-21 in fine form with a first professional goal arriving against Doncaster Rovers in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Appearance statistics:

Season 2018-19    
Competition Apps Goals
Premier League 2 7 (2 sub) 3
Cups 4 (2 sub) 2
Season 2017-18    
Competition Apps Goals
Checkatrade Trophy 0 (0 sub) 0
Premier League 2 6 (0 sub) 4
Premier League Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
Lancashire Senior Cup 1 (0 sub) 2
Season 2016-17    
Competition Apps Goals
Checkatrade Trophy 1 (0 sub) 0
Premier League 2 21 (1 sub) 1
Premier League Cup 7 (0 sub) 3
Lancashire Senior Cup 3 (0 sub) 0
U18 Premier League 1 (0 sub) 0
FA Youth Cup 2 (0 sub) 0
Season 2015-16    
Competition Apps Goals
Reserves u21s 7 (6 sub) 2
U21 Premier League Cup 2 (0 sub) 0
Academy u18s 14 (4 sub) 6
FA Youth Cup 6 (0 sub) 2
Season 2014-15    
Competition Apps Goals
Academy u18s 0 (1 sub) 0
FA Youth Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
 Statistics last updated: June 2019

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