Tranmere Rovers midfielder Harvey Gilmour hopes that Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa U21s in the Leasing.com Trophy can be a “stepping stone” for him.
Gilmour played the full 90 minutes as Rovers progressed to the knockout stages of the competition, with goals from George Ray and Connor Jennings sealing victory at Prenton Park.
Rovers had to do it the hard way, coming from behind when Cameron Archer opened the scoring, to advance out of Group C of the Northern section, alongside Salford City.
And Gilmour believes that the game time was valuable for him, and it develops the younger players in Micky Mellon’s side.
Gilmour said: “I think it helps develop the young lads, it gives them a chance and it is a good stepping stone for me to show what I can do to the manager.
“We have given 100% every single game, there have been tough games away at Ipswich and Portsmouth as well, but some of our performances, we were unlucky not to come out with anything, but hopefully we can build on this and take it in to Sunday.
“It was a mixed group tonight, but we came together and did well, and got the win that we needed.
“It took a while for us to gel, but the players are getting closer now and you can see it around the building as well as the training ground.”
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