Devarn Green eager to stake Blackburn Rovers claim

Devarn Green (picture courtesy of Blackburn Rovers)

Devarn Green (picture courtesy of Blackburn Rovers)

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Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

TEENAGER Devarn Green admits his maiden taste of first-team football with Blackburn Rovers has left him desperately wanting more.

The pacy and skilful attacker made a lively appearance off the bench as Gary Bowyer’s side kick-started their pre-season preparations with a 4-0 win at AFC Telford United last Saturday.

But Green will have to wait for another chance to impress Rovers boss Bowyer.

The 17-year-old was not part of the 27-man squad that jetted out to Portugal on Monday for a week-long warm-weather training camp.

Green, therefore, is expected to line up for Rovers U21s today in their friendly away to Knaresborough Town (2pm).

But the former Burton Albion starlet, who earlier this month put pen to paper on a two-year professional deal with Rovers, remains determined to make his breakthrough into the senior set-up.

“It felt amazing to play on Saturday and it’s a massive club,” said Green, who arrived at Ewood Park last summer from Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee after a successful two-week trial at the club.

“I’m young and still learning so it’s good to have players like Jordan Rhodes and Josh King around me giving me advice.

“It’s good to be a young player at Blackburn and now it’s up to me show the gaffer and everyone what I can do and try and kick on from there.

“I feel confident but I’ve just got to keep going and keep believing.

“If you’re good enough, you’re good enough to play and hopefully I get the chance to do that this season.

“But it’s going to take a lot of hard work as it is not easy getting into the first team when you’ve got the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede in my position.

“I’ve got to be patient and take it from there.”

Green twice went close to scoring against Telford, having one close-range effort blocked and another saved after a sharp one-two with Lee Williamson.

Green was one of five youngsters on show for Rovers last Saturday – the others being Jack O’Connell, Darragh Lenihan, Anthony O’Connor and John O’Sullivan – and their performances caught the eye of reigning player of the year Tom Cairney.

Midfielder Cairney, whose professional league debut came for Hull City in the top flight when he was 19, said: “I thought the young lads did well.

“Sometimes they come up and train with us if they do well and they’ve just got to keep on going and working hard as you never know what might happen with injuries and suspensions – and there might even be a chance for them to play in a cup.

“There’s some good players and it is credit to the staff at the training ground that they’re bringing them through.”

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1:18pm Sat 19 Jul 14

MattNewcastle says...

Devarn

keep working hard and the two key attributes you have

Skill and
Pace will hopefully see you have a great future at the club.

Speed is something that can be developed to a degree but if you have that you will with experience put the fear of god into defenders.

Best wishes
Devarn keep working hard and the two key attributes you have Skill and Pace will hopefully see you have a great future at the club. Speed is something that can be developed to a degree but if you have that you will with experience put the fear of god into defenders. Best wishes MattNewcastle
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1:29pm Sat 19 Jul 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.
Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 38

1:53pm Sat 19 Jul 14

boyofdarovers says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.
We might have discovered a rough Tony Diamond!!
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.[/p][/quote]We might have discovered a rough Tony Diamond!! boyofdarovers
  • Score: 14

4:06pm Sat 19 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4BurnIey says...

He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.
He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens. AnotherPounding4BurnIey
  • Score: -34

11:21pm Sat 19 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

Good luck young man.
Good luck young man. digitusjonfred
  • Score: 5

11:27pm Sat 19 Jul 14

jimluftas says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
Iey
wrote:
He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.
What are you doing with your life? Stealing valuable oxygen from others.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn Iey[/bold] wrote: He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.[/p][/quote]What are you doing with your life? Stealing valuable oxygen from others. jimluftas
  • Score: 12

6:25am Sun 20 Jul 14

globetrot says...

boyofdarovers wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.
We might have discovered a rough Tony Diamond!!
Hopefully, he is a lot better than Tony Diamond :-)
[quote][p][bold]boyofdarovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.[/p][/quote]We might have discovered a rough Tony Diamond!![/p][/quote]Hopefully, he is a lot better than Tony Diamond :-) globetrot
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Dead Sun Rising says...

jimluftas wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

Iey
wrote:
He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.
What are you doing with your life? Stealing valuable oxygen from others.
Only from dead heads like YOU.
[quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn Iey[/bold] wrote: He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.[/p][/quote]What are you doing with your life? Stealing valuable oxygen from others.[/p][/quote]Only from dead heads like YOU. Dead Sun Rising
  • Score: -9

9:53pm Sun 20 Jul 14

roverrite says...

Young english and blue and white.
Young english and blue and white. roverrite
  • Score: 5

12:58pm Mon 21 Jul 14

jimluftas says...

Dead Sun Rising wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


Iey
wrote:
He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.
What are you doing with your life? Stealing valuable oxygen from others.
Only from dead heads like YOU.
Oh look another username..
[quote][p][bold]Dead Sun Rising[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn Iey[/bold] wrote: He shines against TELFORD and suddenly the sun shines out of his arris. You get more excited than dingles when the chippy opens.[/p][/quote]What are you doing with your life? Stealing valuable oxygen from others.[/p][/quote]Only from dead heads like YOU.[/p][/quote]Oh look another username.. jimluftas
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4:55pm Mon 21 Jul 14

morleyclaret says...

Saw this young lad play at Burton! Real prospect. I hope he has a really good season - he can develop into a cracking player....

sorry about that 'AnotherPounding4 Burnley' what an existence...........
........ life really is too short
Saw this young lad play at Burton! Real prospect. I hope he has a really good season - he can develop into a cracking player.... sorry about that 'AnotherPounding4 Burnley' what an existence........... ........ life really is too short morleyclaret
  • Score: 0

9:47pm Sun 27 Jul 14

charlieno9 says...

globetrot wrote:
boyofdarovers wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.
We might have discovered a rough Tony Diamond!!
Hopefully, he is a lot better than Tony Diamond :-)
What was wrong with tony diamond I watched him come through the ranks he was a good player along with a young player called sean curry who came from liverpool I watched these two regularly for the reserves and they had a natural understanding between them a partnership which I thought would of progressed into the first team but unfortunately things happened behind the scenes to these two lads and I didn't have the pleasure to see them play together in the first team, yes diamond was a bit rough around the edges but one hell of a player for his age
[quote][p][bold]globetrot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyofdarovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Good luck young man, it's along time since we had a young striker coming through the ranks, maybe you could be the next one with a bit of luck.[/p][/quote]We might have discovered a rough Tony Diamond!![/p][/quote]Hopefully, he is a lot better than Tony Diamond :-)[/p][/quote]What was wrong with tony diamond I watched him come through the ranks he was a good player along with a young player called sean curry who came from liverpool I watched these two regularly for the reserves and they had a natural understanding between them a partnership which I thought would of progressed into the first team but unfortunately things happened behind the scenes to these two lads and I didn't have the pleasure to see them play together in the first team, yes diamond was a bit rough around the edges but one hell of a player for his age charlieno9
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