Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Ryan hoping Stock will stay

DRFC Ryan hoping Stock will stay

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan is hopeful that club captain Brian Stock will remain a Rovers player past the end of this season.

Stock is out of contract in the summer and earlier in the season, he stated that his career looked to be away from Rovers after the player failed to agree a new deal at the Keepmoat.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Post in October, Stock said, 'I have not signed a new contract and it looks like I will have to find a new club. I wanted to stay but myself, my agent, the club - we cannot agree and it looks very unlikely that we will agree.
'Negotiations have broken down and that's not through my lack of wanting to stay,' he said. 'I was prepared to commit to the club but now I am keeping my options open. I have a family to look after and if it means me having to leave to get a contract, I will have to do that.'

Stock has been linked with a number of clubs during the past twelve months including Swansea, Southampton, Leeds United and one of his former clubs Bournemouth.

Ryan however is hopeful that the influential midfielder will sign a new deal to keep him at the Keepmoat and hopes that he will see out the remainder of his career in Rovers colours.

Speaking on Radio Sheffield`s Football Heaven, Ryan said he was hopeful Stock would stay, when he said, "I sincerely hope so, Brian has been a great servant to the club, he`s club captain and I`d like to see him end his career with us if possible."

Stock joined Rovers initially on loan in September 2006 before signing on a full time basis in January 2007 from Preston North End.

The 28 year old who celebrates his 29th birthday on Christmas eve as gone on to make over 160 appearances for the club but a niggling back injury as forced him to miss long periods since the clubs promotion to the Championship.

Stock scored his first goal of the season in Rovers last game against Middlesbrough when he scored an injury time winner.

Stock will be free to speak to any prospective new clubs in January when the transfer window reopens and he could sign a pre contractual agreement with another club if no new contract agreement can be agreed at Rovers.

If no new deal can be agreed, Rovers might decide to cash in on the Welsh international midfielder in January, rather than allow him to leave on a free at the end of the season.

Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .

Bookmark and Share

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday December 22 2010
Time: 11:47AM


All the main Rovers players out of contract in the summer have already signed new deals. I can't see Stock signing one and think he will be gone in January.
22/12/2010 20:54:00
I think he would have signed a new deal by now if he was going to stay.
23/12/2010 09:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Blackpool v Doncaster Rovers Line-Ups

Teams for the game

DRFC Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers - History

Doncaster Rovers make the trip to Blackpool on Saturday and we look back at their record at Bloomfield Road over the years

DRFC Coppinger To Continue Scoring Streak?

Betting ahead of the game this afternoon

DRFC Blackpool v Doncaster Rovers - Match Officials

Dean Whitehouse is the man in charge of the clash between Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Rovers will finish?
Suggested By:
Top Half0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 14 10 2 2 32 12
2 Carlisle 14 7 7 0 28 10
3 Doncaster 14 8 2 4 26 8
4 Luton 14 6 5 3 23 9
5 Portsmouth 14 6 3 5 21 6
6 Notts County 14 6 3 5 21 1
7 Accrington 14 5 5 4 20 1
8 Grimsby 14 6 2 6 20 0
9 Crawley 14 5 5 4 20 -1
10 Morecambe 14 6 2 6 20 -6
11 Mansfield 14 4 7 3 19 1
12 Crewe 14 4 7 3 19 -1
13 Yeovil 14 6 1 7 19 -5
14 Blackpool 14 4 5 5 17 4
15 Colchester 14 4 5 5 17 -1
16 Cheltenham 14 3 7 4 16 -1
17 Hartlepool 14 3 7 4 16 -4
18 Cambridge 14 4 4 6 16 -5
19 Leyton Orient 14 4 3 7 15 -2
20 Barnet 13 3 6 4 15 -4
21 Wycombe 14 4 3 7 15 -5
22 Stevenage 13 4 2 7 14 -3
23 Exeter 14 4 1 9 13 -6
24 Newport 12 1 4 7 7 -8
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

The Vital Football Members League