Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Chelsea Midfielder Close To Doncaster Return

DRFC Chelsea Midfielder Close To Doncaster Return

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says they are close to signing Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton on loan.

The midfielder is close to a return to full fitness after suffering a serious knee injury during his season-long loan at Doncaster last season.

Ferguson has made no secret of the fact that he wanted the 21-year-old to return to the Keepmoat once he was fit.

"It`s looking good. I think it`s just a case of paperwork to be done and that`s it, we`ll get him on loan," Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"It`ll be until January but only because we need to see how he comes through the injury thing.

"He`ll be back with us after he`s played four or five games for the under-23s at Chelsea.

"I think the big thing for Jordan, Chelsea and ourselves is that he wants to come back so much.

"That`s a big tick in the box for us as a football club and Chelsea are delighted he`s coming back here.

"They need him to get games, competitive games, and we feel that he can add to the squad we`ve already got. So we`re delighted, we just need to get the paperwork done, that is the only thing missing."

Houghton played a key role for Doncaster in their promotion from League Two last season.

The Chelsea midfielder made 36 appearances for Doncaster, starting every league game until he suffered his injury against Luton Town in February.

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!

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

Bookmark and Share

Vital Doncaster on:

Vital Doncaster on:

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

Date:Saturday August 19 2017
Time: 8:20AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Young Forward Set For Lengthy Spell Out

Young Doncaster Rovers forward Will Longbottom faces two months on the sidelines

DRFC Wenger Full Of Praise For Doncaster

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Doncaster Rovers

DRFC Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers Highlights

Highlights from the Carabao Cup clash between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday evening

DRFC Doncaster Rovers Player Ratings v Arsenal

Doncaster Rovers player ratings from the game at Arsenal

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Arsenal?
Suggested By:
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)

Vital Members League Table

Write for Vital Football