Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Saunders expecting exodus of players

DRFC Saunders expecting exodus of players

Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders is expecting to lose a number of his first team squad in the summer following their relegation from the championship.

The clubs longest serving player James Coppinger is likely to be high on the wish list of a number of championship clubs. Rovers turned down an offer from Ipswich Town last summer but Saunders feels clubs will come in for him along with a number of his squad.

Speaking after the final game of the season at the weekend, Saunders said, 'He's got two years left (on his contract). I would imagine some clubs will come in for him. I'd imagine some clubs will come in for George (Friend), Tommy Spurr - lots of them.

'And some of the ones out of contract that I'd like to keep, we've let their contracts run out so if they go it's our fault. They're going to have other options.

'I'll have to just keep juggling. There's some that I really don't want to go, but if a Championship club comes in and offers them more money I can't really stop them.'


As well as losing a number of first team players, the players brought in by agent Willie McKay have also come to the end of their short-term deals at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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:Tuesday May 1 2012
Time: 9:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
Looks like Coppinger is already touting himself out to championship clubs.
1879Rovers
01/05/2012 21:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

DRFC Portsmouth v Doncaster Rovers Team News

Team news ahead of the game at Fratton Park

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Carlisle United Highlights

Highlights from the clash between Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United on Tuesday evening

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against Portsmouth?
Suggested By:
Win25%
Lose25%
Draw50%

League Table

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

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers23
2.DonnyEd3
3.kmbrbels012