Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Saunders surprised by lack of interest

DRFC Saunders surprised by lack of interest

Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders says his hands are tied until he offloads some of those players still in contract at the club.

Saunders retained just twelve players from last season`s squad in the summer, with all twelve still under contract at the club.

The Rovers boss must move on some of the higher earners, as the club look to reduce their wage bill significantly.

Saunders has been told that he cannot add to his squad until some of the players under contract have moved on and the Rovers boss is surprised by the lack of interest in the players still at the club.

Speaking in the Doncaster Free Press, Saunders said, "I`m really surprised, but no one has been in for any of our lads, which means we`re still stuck."

Rovers have been back in training now for just over a week and they play their first pre-season friendly at Cleethorpes on Saturday.

Saunders has been able to bring in three players so far this summer with David Syers (Bradford City), David Cotterill (Swansea City) and Robbie Blake (Bolton Wanderers) all joining the club.

With none of the released players training with the club in pre-season, Saunders admits it is difficult preparing the side for the new season. "We only had 15 lads in on Friday which isn`t ideal because you want to be hitting the ground running.

"We`ve had some good sessions but it`s difficult because you don`t know who`s going to be here and who isn`t when the season starts.

"So far we`ve got David Cotterill, Robbie Blake and David Syers in and that`s pleasing.

"But we desperately need another four or five lads to be anywhere near ready for the start of the season," added Saunders.


Saunders also added that there would be a number of trialists playing in the games in pre-season.

After the game with Cleethorpes on Saturday, they return to the area for a game with Grimsby Town on Tuesday night.

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:Saturday July 14 2012
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
It is surprising as Rovers are probably not wanting much cash for them and just want them off the wage bill
DonnyEd
14/07/2012 12:40:00
0
Maybe it tells you something about our squad last season that we can't get rid of any of them.
1879Rovers
14/07/2012 12:44:00
0
Wages don't match ability - otherwise they'd be gone by now.
temaze10
15/07/2012 05:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Crewe Alexandra - Highlights

Highlights from the clash between Doncaster Rovers and Crewe Alexandra on Saturday

DRFC Mandeville Suffers Fresh Injury

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson says Liam Mandeville has suffered a fresh injury

DRFC Ferguson Hoping To Send Three Out But No More Coming In

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson says he is looking to see three players go out on loan before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

DRFC Ferguson - It Was A Good Result

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson felt it was a good result and a good second half performance in the win against Crewe Alexandra

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Crewe?
Suggested By:
Lawlor40%
Blair2%
Baudry4%
Butler9%
Mason9%
Grant2%
Houghton2%
Copppinger18%
Williams4%
Marquis6%
Rowe4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 27 18 4 5 58 21
2 Plymouth 26 17 3 6 54 15
3 Carlisle 27 12 12 3 48 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 26 12 7 7 43 6
6 Luton 26 11 9 6 42 13
7 Colchester 27 11 7 9 40 7
8 Barnet 27 10 10 7 40 0
9 Exeter 26 12 3 11 39 12
10 Cambridge 26 11 6 9 39 7
11 Grimsby 27 11 6 10 39 4
12 Mansfield 27 9 10 8 37 -1
13 Blackpool 26 9 9 8 36 11
14 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
15 Stevenage 27 10 3 14 33 -6
16 Yeovil 26 8 8 10 32 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Hartlepool 27 7 9 11 30 -9
19 Crewe 27 6 10 11 28 -13
20 Accrington 26 6 8 12 26 -11
21 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 26 5 9 12 24 -11
23 Notts County 27 6 5 16 23 -22
24 Newport 26 4 7 15 19 -16
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)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 10 2017 7:45PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers12
2.DonnyEd9
3.Dony Derek1
4.Dblido1
Write for Vital Football