Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Manchester United’s young Ethan Galbraith opened his Doncaster Rovers account with a fantastic long-term effort to save a point for his loan club.

With Richie Wellens’ side trailing 1-0 at home to Cambridge United with about 25 minutes left, the Northern Irish national team player unleashed an arrowhead from around 25 yards out.

The ball went into the back of the net via the post and Cambridge goalkeeper Tomas Holy was left with roots to the spot.

Galbraith’s goal came after he was assisted in Doncaster’s 3-2 win over Cheltenham Town at the weekend.

Galbraith dominates for Doncaster

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Starting as a right-back, Galbraith’s influence on the match at Keepmoat Stadium grew.

That was because Wellens after 40 minutes chose a switch. Dan Gardner was the replacement.

The right-back put in his usual position so Galbraith could push up in midfield.

Manchester United pre-season training session
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He finished the match with 133 touches, which was more than any other player on the field (WhoScored).

The 20-year-old also completed the most passes (95) in the match and recorded the most key passes (4).

Of his 95 passes, 12 were accurate long balls to highlight the large pass area that the talented youngster possesses.

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He also won two ground and air duels a piece and recorded a tackle and interception in what was a dominant and influential performance by Galbraith.

Doncaster are unbeaten in their last two and they are in the best form of the season and they will on Saturday go to Charlton Athletic, who sit a place above them in the League One relegation zone, and imagine their chances of extending their unbeaten run to three.

Galbraith enjoys playing regular first-team football, and he clearly enjoys playing a major role in Doncaster’s survival bid.

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