Doncaster Rovers: A first-team plea for Luke

Luke McCullough
Luke McCullough

A former Northern Ireland international has spoken of his admiration for Luke McCullough and has urged him to push on and become a first-team regular at Rovers.

Centre-back McCullough has earned plenty of plaudits following his composed performance against Uruguay and Chile in his first senior caps for his country.

After being hailed for his positive displays by Northern Ireland chief Michael O’Neill, former international defender Keith Rowland has moved to echo those thoughts on the 20-year-old McCullough’s assured perforamnces in South America.

And now ex-West Ham United man Rowland is keen for former Manchester United academy ace McCullough - who has given his backing to the proposed John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson takeover - to build on his 15 appearances for Doncaster and carve out a regular spot.

“I wish Luke well and would love to see him go on and become established at first-team level with a club,” said Rowland.

“Full-time football goes so quickly and I would urge Luke to grab every chance.

“I was 22 when I made my international debut and for Luke to get that first senior cap after just turning 20 shows he has the ability.

“The game is all about good timing and character, with Luke showing both to get a club after leaving Manchester United’s academy then making a number of senior games for Doncaster Rovers at Championship level.”