Since 2012, at their end-of-season sponsor game, the Neeburs o’ Geordie Munro normally present the most improved youth player of the year with a new pair of boots, valued up to £150. The presentation is made in memory of Neeburs who have passed away over the years. Sadly, the Neeburs lost Michael (Mike) Kopocinski, one of its founding members, in June this year.

Heather Wheatley, Mike’s wife, presenting Dylan with his cheque.

With the end-of-season presentation unable to go ahead, the presentation went ahead at Stark’s Park on earlier this week.

Rovers manager John McGlynn explained, ‘‘I would like to choose Dylan Tait as the most improved youth player over the 2019-20 season.
 Dylan firstly impressed both myself and Paul Smith while playing in our reserve team. We saw a player with superb vision, great ability with natural flair. In Dylan, we have a player who can play the central, midfield role extremely well.

He can go box to box as a No.8; he can play behind a striker in a No.10 position; and is also comfortable building the game from the No.6 position. He is very much a modern-day player and has impressed the first team players in training. He got his chance in the first team and has grasped it with both hands. He continues to develop and has a big part to play this season in the Championship.’’

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