UK time is: 12:48:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

DRFC Coppinger gets shirty following title win

Doncaster Rovers midfielder James Coppinger says he would like to have his shirt back after throwing it into the crowd at Brentford on Saturday.

After scoring the winning goal deep into added time on Saturday, Coppinger celebrated by throwing his shirt into the travelling Rovers fans behind the goal.

Rovers had to find Coppinger a fresh shirt before the game could be finished but now the clubs longest serving player says he would like the shirt back as a keep sake.

Taken from the Daily Mirror, Coppinger said, "I said to my room-mate Dean Furman that if I scored in the last minute, my shirt was coming off - and that`s what happened. It came off, it disappeared into the crowd and I`ve never seen it since.

"I wouldn`t mind having that shirt on the wall, so if anyone out there has got it, I`ll have it back please!"


Coppinger is the clubs longest-serving player having signed from Exeter City in 2004 and in a twist of fate, he might not have been at the club had Nottingham Forest not sacked Sean O`Driscoll in December.

The former Rovers boss signed Coppinger on loan for the first half of the season as Rovers looked to dramatically reduce their wage bill following their relegation from the championship last season.

Following the sacking of O`Driscoll by Forest over the festive period, Coppinger returned to the Keepmoat at the start of January.

With Rovers in the promotion picture, the club decided to hold onto the midfielder instead of offloading him during the transfer window and he was a key part of the success in the second half of the season.

Coppinger made 22 appearances in the second half of the season following his return to the club and he has now amassed over 350 career appearances for 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




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 29 2013

Time: 5:51PM

Your Comments

I hear he has his shirt back
1879Rovers
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Donny Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. DonnyEd 59
2. 1879Rovers 44
3. Dblido 5
4. Jaclin 2
5. Hogans Bar 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43

Breaking League News

Macheda Looking To Stay In England.
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 12:24:00
Albion Fight On
Brighton : 23/04/2014 12:11:00
Pearson On Leicester's 'Huge Achievement'
Leicester City : 23/04/2014 11:57:00
We are Premier League
Leicester City : 23/04/2014 11:54:00
Bolton : 23/04/2014 11:36:00
Tigers to offer Owls target new deal
Sheff Wed : 23/04/2014 10:47:00
Dyche on the Up!
Burnley : 23/04/2014 10:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you want Billy Sharp next season?
Suggested By:  Jaclin
Yes 100%
No 0%