Holgate said of Rooney’s younger brother John: “The lad can play but he needs to get fitter. He is unfit but his ability speaks for itself and he’s been as good as gold since joining us.
“Ability-wise, there’s no question that he’s good enough. The only problem is his body shape. He has been playing up front because, although he prefers to be in midfield, he needs to get fitter to do that.”