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DRFC No Rovers Return For Billy

DRFC No Rovers Return For Billy

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan says there is no chance that former striker Billy Sharp will return to the club on loan.

Sharp has been frozen out at Southampton since their promotion to the Premier League in 2012, with the striker netting 9 goals in 15 appearances, helping the south coast club win promotion to the Premier League.

He made just two Premier League appearances for Southampton before spending most of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest where he scored eleven goals.

Despite a change of manager at St Mary`s Stadium in the second half of last season, Sharp has been made available for transfer, and whilst Ryan admits he would love to see him back at the Keepmoat, he also admits the club cannot afford his wages.

Speaking in the Doncaster Star, Ryan said, "Billy is a player I would have loved to have come back to us but it`s not going to happen at this time I`m afraid.

"We cannot afford his wages and Southampton have made it very clear that they want whoever takes him to pay the full amount.

"You`re talking around £20,000 a week which is an astronomical figure for us.

"Even if they relaxed that and wanted a percentage, we still wouldn`t be in a position to go in for him.

"We`ve exhausted the budget in order to keep Richie Wellens and Reece Wabara as well as bringing in Theo Robinson."


Sharp scored 41 goals in 86 appearances for Rovers in his two-and-half years at the Keepmoat before signing for Southampton for a fee in the region of £1.8million.

A number of clubs are reportedly keen to take the 27-year-old on loan including Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday September 8 2013
Time: 3:05PM

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The Sheff U fans on Radio Sheffield would love him back at Bramall Lane and I understand Derby are also interested in him.
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09/09/2013 20:40:00
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