Rovers sign former student

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Championship side Blackburn Rovers have signed former Gateshead College student Tom White on a two-year contract.

The 22-year old midfielder played 44 times for Gateshead FC last season after joining the club as a Gateshead College scholarship player.

White also played twice in 2018-19 for England C - a side made up of non-league players - featuring against Wales and Estonia.

Tom will initially be part of the Under-23s setup at Blackburn Rovers and has these wise words for any young players looking to make their break.

“Studying at Gateshead College and playing for Gateshead FC as part of the scholarship programme was the best possible start to my playing career.

“I spent four years at Gateshead and it’s been such an amazing journey with a really supportive team.

“I’ve always been hungry, worked hard, pushed myself and it’s paying dividends now.”

Tue Dec 10 2019