Doncaster Rovers: The young trialist who scored for Rovers U23s on Tuesday

Tadcaster Albion youngster Donald Chimalilo was the latest player to be handed minutes as a trialist in Doncaster Rovers’ U23s side this week.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:24 pm
Donald Chimalilo featuring for Doncaster Rovers U23s while on his trial with the club. Picture: Marie Caley

The forward scored Rovers’ third goal in the 3-2 win over Walsall on Tuesday and played the full 90 minutes as part of what began as a three-man front line.

Chimalilo went on a mazy run into the box before rifling past Walsall keeper Jack Rose.

The teenager has made 14 appearances for Albion this season – playing as recently as Saturday – scoring six goals.

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He emerged from i2i Academy – which also produced ex-Rovers player and his current team mate Alfie Beestin – before moving into senior football with Barton Town. Chimalilo then switched to Tadcaster at the start of this season.

He can play across midfield but is particularly effective in wide or attacking areas.

Much of his play on Tuesday involved him starting from a deeper-lying position to join in the attacks.