Date:Monday September 6 2010
After a quiet time at the end of the August transfer window, Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll and Chairman John Ryan have admitted there was no cash left to spend from the summer budget.
On the final day of the transfer window, only Josh Payne, who has only just joined the club, went out on loan to Oxford United.
With no new players coming through the doors at the Keepmoat, O`Driscoll admitted in the Doncaster Free Press, when he said, 'We just don't have the funds - even for a loan signing.
'I dare say that if someone we really liked became available temporarily I could go to the directors and make out a special case for a loan deal.
'But other than that we just don't have the money for signings.'
O`Driscoll was given the biggest ever budget during the summer to strengthen his squad from the Rovers directors.
Four players have signed on free transfers after being released by their club, George Friend from Wolves, Josh Payne from West Ham and both Simon Gillett and Wayne Thomas from Southampton.
Also signing new contracts at the club were Adam Lockwood, Gary Woods, Waide Fairhurst, Neil Sullivan, James Hayter, John Oster, Mark Wilson and Robbie Clarke.
Only Gareth Roberts who was out of contract in the summer declined the offer of a new deal and joined Derby County.
The big news of the summer at the club was the record transfer fee paid for Billy Sharp from Sheffield United.
Sharp joined for £1.15 million and despite it not being part of the manager`s budget to buy the player, his wages were to be taken into account.
With wages at the club now around £7 million and poor league crowds for the opening two games at the Keepmoat in this seasons Championship no more cash is available.
Rovers Chairman John Ryan as been left disappointed with the response from the fans after bringing in Billy Sharp.
Speaking in the Free Press, Ryan said, 'We signed a player in the summer for over a million pounds and we didn't sell anyone ourselves to fund that deal but we haven't had the response we hoped for from the town.
'I'm not talking about our regular fans who come all the time and are brilliant.
'But I just wonder whether we have reached our limit when it comes to support.'
With Rovers needing around 11,000 fans on average coming through the turnstiles the games against Bristol City and Hull City have seen the club fall well short of this in the Doncaster end, 'Just look at how many we have coming through the turnstiles.
'It was the biggest budget ever but it's reached its limit," Ryan continued.
Only 9,291 turned up for the Bristol game and despite 11,149 being present for the Hull game, nearly 3,000 of these were in the away end.
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Date:Monday September 6 2010
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