Roy Of The Rovers Returns: Melchester Maestro Rebooted As 16-Year-Old Prodigy In New ‘Match Of The Day’ Magazine Cartoon Strip (Photos)

Chris Wright

25th, May 2018

Roy Race of Melchester United, circa mid-1980s

This is not a drill, people. Roy of the Rovers is back!

That’s right. The classic cartoon strip, beloved of several generations of young football fan, is in the process of being rebooted.

Rather than the grizzled hero of old, Roy is being relaunched as a “swashbuckling 16-year-old” prodigy who is hoping to fire Melchester Rovers up and out of League Two and back into the big time.

He’s also bagged himself a handsome new Hummel kit for the occasion…

Images via PA Dugout

The new Roy of the Rovers is set to make his grand debut in Match of the Day Magazine, specifically the 5th June issue.

However, ahead of his maiden appearance, the magazine have also announced that Roy will be giving his first exclusive interview in the 29th May issue.

With a little less meat on his bones these days, Pies wonder if that famous left foot (Racey’s Rocket) is still the force it once was!

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