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Dream come true, for youngster Lucas

16 June 2014

Defender signs first professional deal...

Reece Lucas last week signed his first professional contract, describing it as a ‘dream come true’ for the youngster.

The Doncaster-born defender has spent 10 years with the club, and put pen-to-paper on a professional deal that will see him further his development at Rotherham United.

“It’s been a massive day, I’m really pleased it’s a dream come true,” Lucas told 

“I’ve just got to do my best, get my head down, work hard and try and get noticed for a place on the bench. I’ve loved my time at Rotherham so far, it’s been great and I’m just hoping to carry that on now in a positive way.”

After first representing the club at Under 8 level, Lucas has seen the club move from Millmoor to New York Stadium but has also had to adept to changes himself away from the senior setup, both at club level and in his own playing style.

“I joined when I was eight year old so I’ve seen the club develop over the last 10 years and it’s in a fantastic place now so it’s a good time to be involved. I’ve worked under a lot of coaches in that time and you have to adapt to what each one wants which I’ve tried to do and I’ve just kept listening and I believe I’ve learned something from all of them. 

“When I started my scholarship I was playing at centre-back but I’ve converted to a right-back; it’s a change I’ve enjoyed and it was a different challenge for me but once which I like and that’s what I’d consider my position now.”

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