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Young Man United stopper enjoying time with Rovers

Young Man United stopper enjoying time with Rovers

Young Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone says he is enjoying it at Doncaster Rovers after arriving recently on loan.

Johnstone arrived at the Keepmoat in the final hours of the transfer window in January as cover for Ross Turnbull who has been ruled out for around a month with a calf injury.

The 20-year-old signed for Rovers on a one-month loan deal and he was thrown straight into the first team the following day, keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough.

Johnstone could not make it back-to-back clean sheets last weekend as Rovers mini revival ended as they conceded a late goal in the 1-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion.

He has brief loan spells with Scunthorpe United, Yeovil Town and Walsall and Rovers boss Paul Dickov had him briefly at Oldham Athletic last pre-season before he returned to Old Trafford and the goalkeeper is enjoying the opportunity to test himself against championship opposition.

Speaking on the official website, Johnstone said, "I`m grateful to be playing first team football and for my age at 20 years old, it is great to come and play against good teams in the Championship alongside experienced players."

Having come through the academy system at Manchester United, he has represented England at four levels and he was part of the under-20 squad that played in the European Championship finals in Turkey.

Johnstone could play a big part in Rovers survival hopes this month before he is due to return to Old Trafford. Rovers face two relegation six-pointers in the next week. Barnsley visit the Keepmoat this afternoon before a trip to Yeovil Town next weekend.


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Saturday February 15 2014
Time: 8:58AM

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