Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Saunders hoping to hold onto Sharp

DRFC Saunders hoping to hold onto Sharp

Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders is hoping to keep hold of Billy Sharp when the transfer window reopens next week.

Sharp is once again the leading goalscorer for the club this season, netting nine times despite missing seven weeks of the season through injury.

A number of clubs are lining up to sign the clubs record signing.

Saunders, a striker himself during his playing career, is hoping Sharp will stay but understands the situation Sharp finds himself in.

Speaking on Sky Sports Saunders said,'I'm hoping he'll stay. I think he's playing well at the moment. I don't want to lose him but I've been a striker myself and when these things are going to happen, they happen.

He's a striker and if you bang goals in you go up to the next league, whatever league you're in. I'm just glad he's on form and banging goals in for us and he just needs to keep doing what he's doing, not take his eye off the ball and what will be, will be.

I'm planning as if he's going to be here, nothing's been done yet. I don't know what's going to happen around the corner. At the end of the day the final decision will be Billy's.'


Sharp has now netted 40 times for Rovers in just 82 appearances since originally signing on a season long loan in 2009 from Sheffield United.

Whilst on loan he netted 15 times for Rovers, in a season that was disrupted through injury.

The striker completed a move to the Keepmoat the following summer for a club record £1.15 million and he once again led the goal scoring charts with 16 goals.

Sharp netted on the opening day at Brighton this season but was stretchered off early in the second half with ankle ligament damage.

The injury forced him to miss eight games but he is now back to full fitness and back scoring again having netted five times in his last four games.

His from was recognised last month when he was named the npower championship player of the month for November.

Sharp started his career with his hometown club Sheffield United. He made just three appearances for the Blades before joining Scunthorpe United.

He joined Scunthorpe after Sharp had enjoyed a successful loan spell with Rushden and Diamonds.

Sharp returned to Sheffield United for a fee in the region of £2 million after scoring over 50 goals for Scunthorpe in less than 100 appearances.

He once again struggled at United before being snapped up by Rovers.

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












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

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday December 29 2011
Time: 1:01PM

Comments

0
I hope he stays but I really can't see it happening
donnyed
29/12/2011 21:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

EFL Grounds Team Winners 2016/17

The Football League have this afternoon announced the divisional winners and runners up in this...

DRFC Rovers Boosted By Return Of Striker

Doncaster Rovers have been boosted by the return to training of striker Andy Williams.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

DRFC Wycombe Wanderers v Doncaster Rovers Highlights

Highlights from the clash between Wycombe Wanderers and Doncaster Rovers

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who do you think will win the League Two title?
Suggested By:
Doncaster56%
Plymouth34%
Portsmouth10%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DonnyEd15
2.1879Rovers11
Write for Vital Football