Goalkeeper Marosi earns his first ever Football League appearance

Marko Marosi (13) comes on for Jed Steer for his Football League debut
Marko Marosi (13) comes on for Jed Steer for his Football League debut

Former Burnley College Sixth Form student Marko Marosi has made his first ever professional appearance in the Football League.

The 20-year-old, who studied an Advanced Diploma in Public Services, was given his bow by Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov in their 3-0 defeat to Walsall at the Bescot Stadium at the end of September.

Marosi was making his 12th appearance on the bench before replacing first choice goalkeeper Jed Steer after half-an-hour of the League One fixture.

However, James Baxendale’s strike on the stroke of half-time got the ball rolling for the Saddlers and the hosts went on to score twice in the second half through Tom Bradshaw and Anthony Forde.

Marosi, who earned his first professional contract with Wigan Athletic in the aftermath of the Latics’ relegation from the Premier League, missed his side’s 3-0 win over Burton in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the Pirelli Stadium after joining up with his international team-mates.

The Slovakia-born stopper will represent his nation in UEFA European Championship Under-21 Qualifying games against Italy at 4 p.m. today with the return fixture scheduled for Tuesday.