What Darren Moore said to Aston Villa loanee Jacob Ramsey before his Doncaster Rovers debut

Ahead of his Doncaster Rovers debut, Jacob Ramsey got a simple message from boss Darren Moore.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 6:53 pm

“Go and enjoy it.”

And after capping an excellent performance with two well-taken goals, the 18-year-old certainly did that.

The Aston Villa loanee starred on his first ever senior start and Moore believes the performance was the perfect demonstration of what the midfielder is capable of.

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Jacob Ramsey celebrates scoring in Doncaster Rovers' win at Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Howard Roe
Jacob Ramsey celebrates scoring in Doncaster Rovers' win at Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Howard Roe

“He’s a good young player, very comfortable with the ball at his feet, moves well with it,” he said.

“And he gets himself into good goalscoring positions.

“If he does, he’s got more than enough capabilities to score, as you’ve seen.

“My message was to go out and enjoy it and I’m sure he did.”

Ramsey could easily have scored a hat trick on the night, missing a chance in the first half which was arguably easier than the two he took.

Moore praised the youngster’s resolve and believes slowly integrating him into the senior set up at Rovers since his arrival on deadline day has had a benefit.

“It’s nice for him that he’s got a steely confidence within,” the Rovers boss said.

“We took him to Fleetwood on Saturday and it was about sitting him in the dressing room, sitting him in the team meetings and letting him get a feel for it.

“He did that on Saturday.

“I felt with the type of game it would be at Tranmere, it was right to get him on there and show what he’s about and he grabbed it with both hands.”