Flavien Enzo Boyomo made his professional debut at the weekend after turning down a new deal at Rovers in the summer.

Boyomo was one of many players who impressed in Rovers’ FA Youth Cup run last season and was offered a professional deal by the club.

While the rest of his team-mates, including Jordan Eastham, Dan Pike, Isaac Whitehall, Jalil Saadi, Luke Brennan and Sam Burns all put pen-to-paper after their contract offers, Boyomo opted for pastures new.

The French-born defender ended his association with the club, four years after joining from Toulouse, and went on to sign for Spanish club Albacete.

It was thought the teenager, who turns 19 next week, would start out in their B side, but he was given an unexpected opportunity in their most recent La Liga 2 fixture.

Boyomo lined up in central defence in the 1-0 defeat at CF Fuenlabrada, playing the whole 90 minutes, as Albacete lost for the third consecutive match.

The central defender was booked early on in the game, but will hope to have done enough to keep his place for this weekend’s visit of Oviedo.

His signing was never officially announced by the club, but he did take part in their pre-season training programme which started in August.

Even after his departure, Rovers are well stocked in their central defensive ranks at Academy level, with Sam Barnes, Louie Annesley, Hayden Carter, Tyler Magloire, Joe Grayson, Isaac Whitehall and Jalil Saadi all options for Under-23s boss Billy Barr.

Boyomo left Rovers having made just one appearance for the Under-23s despite making over 50 for the Under-18s since arriving from Toulouse at the age of 16.