Jason Steele had an inspiring pep talk with Dame Kelly Holmes while at Middlesbrough
The keeper experienced a career highlight when he played for Team GB in the 2012 London Olympics.
Steele, then at Middlesbrough, recalls the inspiration he took following a pep talk from Dame Kelly Holmes.
Jason Steele met Dame Kelly Holmes at the London 2012 Olympics
Steele said: “I remember we walked from the village to the stadium. We got a picture with Sir Chris Foy, which was pretty special.
"Dame Kelly met us in the village. I’m getting goosebumps thinking about it.
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“Now it will be another goosebump moment – just walking out and playing against Manchester United.”
Rovers are second bottom in the Championship and Steele added: “We are in a no-lose situation because nobody really expects us to do anything bar ourselves.”