Meet the new kids on the block at Doncaster Rovers

Ten youngsters have penned two-year scholarships with Doncaster Rovers and will be part of the youth team for the next two seasons.

By Andrew Webb
Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 8:00 am
Photo courtesy of Doncaster Rovers
Photo courtesy of Doncaster Rovers

The new intake have varied backgrounds.

Some lads have progressed through the academy system, while others are relative newcomers who were recently on the books at higher category clubs.

Here we take a look at the new kids on the block.

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Tom Chambers

Previously with Middlesbrough. The vocal and bubbly goalkeeper registered a clean sheet on his Youth Alliance debut against Lincoln City and possesses a tall and agile frame.

Alex Fletcher

A product of the A1 Football Factory where he has been tutored by former midfielder Paul Green and a player who has progressed through the club's academy. The enthusiastic right back featured prominently in the closing weeks of the season and was on the scoresheet in a win over Bradford City.

Jack Goodman

Another who featured quite a bit in the latter part of the campaign. A direct and troublesome forward who also had interest from Notts County.

Ethan Harrison

A hard-working and clinical striker who has progressed through the academy. Possesses good strength, is relentless with his effort and takes up good positions in key areas which makes him a threat to opposition defences.

Faris Khan

Previously with Sheffield Wednesday. A fleet-footed attacking midfielder who can also play in attack. Grabbed a goal against Lincoln during the regular season and has since impressed in his other appearances.

Josh Lindley

A deep-lying midfielder who has been with the club for the past few years and excels at breaking up play. His style – playing simple passes, work-rate and presence – can be very effective. A pleasure to watch and another who has worked with Paul Green in recent times.

Tom Parkinson

A versatile left-sided player often found in attacking areas who featured as a substitute in the FA Youth Cup clash at Peterborough United and looks to be a decent addition. Hasn't yet scored in the Youth Alliance but possesses a tenacious streak within his game. Also coached by the A1 Football Factory previously.

Charlie Petch

One of the first to be offered scholarship terms having previously been at Leeds United. The imposing centre back has already featured on a handful of occasions and was on the scoresheet in the thumping win over Burton Albion in February.

Jack Raper

Arguably the most technically-gifted amongst the new recruits. Capable of influencing games to a great extent, the midfielder has underlined his potential with some excellent passes. Hails from the North East and has many similarities with ex-scholar Will McGowan. Previously at Leeds.

Jak Whiting

Another player who arrived from Leeds. Operating at left back, his form improved over the handful of games in which he appeared culminating with a decent showing against Mansfield Town on the final day of the season.