Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Rovers tell Ipswich to get on their tractor

DRFC Rovers tell Ipswich to get on their tractor

Doncaster Rovers have turned down a bid in the region of £2.6 million for duo Billy Sharp and James Coppinger from fellow Championship side Ipswich Town.

Both players played pivotal parts in Rovers season, Sharp finished top goalscorer for the second season in a row with sixteen goals in thirty-one appearances.

Coppinger also enjoyed a successful season, scoring seven goals, his best return in seven seasons at the club.

Town are believed to have bid £2.3 million for Sharp and £300,000 for Coppinger.

Rovers chairman John Ryan is determined to hold onto the pair and believes they will be key players for the club next season.

In a statement on the official website, Ryan said, "Sean O`Driscoll is determined to build a quality squad to go into next season and these two players are pivotal to that desire.
"The club remains ambitious and feels that with a bit more luck with injuries and refereeing decisions we can be a real force in the Championship next season.
"Sharp and Coppinger are without doubt wonderful players that are getting better and better.
"I`m very confident, if they both remain fit, they will influence our campaign in a very positive way.

Sharp is Rovers record signing, having signed from Sheffield United last summer for £1.15 million after a successful season on loan.

The 25 year old has now scored thirty-one goals in sixty-six appearances for Rovers.

Coppinger is Rovers longest serving player. The 30 year old joined Rovers during the 2004/05 season and as now made almost 300 appearances for the club.

Join The Vital Debate


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




Vital Doncaster on: facebook

Vital Doncaster on: twitter


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Saturday May 14 2011
Time: 8:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I think £300,000 is an absolute joke for a player like Coppinger. He might be 30 but he seems to be getting better and better.
1879Rovers
15/05/2011 21:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Defender set to miss most of next season

Doncaster Rovers defender Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is set to miss most of next season after undergoing surgery

DRFC Rovers Make Second Signing Of The Summer

Doncaster Rovers have made their second signing of the summer after announcing the arrival of Matty Blair from Mansfield Town.

DRFC First pre-season game announced

Doncaster Rovers have announced their first pre-season friendly ahead of next season

Doncaster - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

At this early stage - Where do you tip Rovers to finish next season?
Suggested By:
Champions19%
Promoted25%
Play-offs19%
8-1212%
13-2212%
Relegated13%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers33
2.DonnyEd6
3.Dblido5
4.a4udrey542
5.BarryGreyBeard2
6.daz211