Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann has lauded new loan signing Louie Marsh ahead of this afternoon’s trip to Wrexham.
New signing Marsh was a top target for the boss during the window and is seemingly impressing already at due to his excellent showings in training.
The 19-year-old is currently on loan at Doncaster from Sheffield United for the remainder of the season after signing a new three-year contract with the Blades this summer.
He is available to make his debut against Wrexham this afternoon as they travel to the Welsh-side for the first time in 18 years and bringing a sold-out away following with them.
McCann has been full of praise for the attacker and has compared him to his former Northern Ireland teammate David Healy, as his powerful shot has been noticed and has been coined a ‘clinical’ player.
Who is Louie Marsh?
The 19-year old attacker is a product of the Sheffield United youth system playing in the under-18 team and the under-21s before making the move to Doncaster.
Whilst playing in the under-21s, the Sheffield-born player scored two hat-tricks in two games before being sent out on loan.
Marsh is a player clearly rated by his parent club, as evidenced by his new contract signed which will see him remain at Bramall Lane until at least 2026.
What’s been said?
Speaking earlier this week, McCann said;
“I have never seen anyone hit the ball so hard. The last person I saw hit a ball that hard was David Healy, who I played with for Northern Ireland.
I can see he’s done a lot of work on that bit of his game at Sheffield United because he looks clinical.”
In my eyes, this is a really exciting signing for Doncaster as they need to add some magic to turn their season around.
I fully believe they will do so when the team starts to gel because they have all the components for a decent team at League Two level and the manager needed to get them there.
Marsh is definitely one for the future and I’m excited to see how he gets on playing consistently at a senior level of football.