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Doncaster Rovers to announce new manager next week

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they will announce their new first team manager towards the end of next week, ahead of the Bradford City game.

Paul Dickov was sacked by Rovers last month Credit: Press Association

The new manager who will replace Paul Dickov will be in charge for the game against Bradford on October 17th.

The Board of directors are currently conducting interviews and are very impressed with the high calibre of candidates for the role. The aim of this recruitment process has always been to secure the best person for the short, mid, and most importantly long term future, of Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

– Doncaster Rovers statement

Louis Tomlinson hits out at Donny Rovers over sacking of Paul Dickov

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has hit out at Doncaster Rovers for sacking manager Paul Dickov.

Dickov was fired after leading Donny to just one win in their opening six League One games of the season.

He started work at the Keepmoat Stadium in 2013 following the club's promotion to the Championship, but couldn't stop them going straight back down.

Fan Louis Tomlinson wrote on Twitter: "Still getting over the fact my beloved Donny Rovers sacked Paul Dickov! Silly silly decision! Unfair to judge him with the poor budget given!"


Two year ban for football ‘fan’ at Doncaster Rovers match

An 18-year-old man has been arrested by police and banned for two years by Doncaster Rovers Football Club after a number of smoke bombs were set off at last night’s match at the Keepmoat Stadium. Two other men, also from Doncaster, were arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour and five men from Leeds were issued with Section 35 dispersal orders and ordered to leave the event.

This type of behaviour can ruin what should be an enjoyable event for the thousands of people who attend and are passionate about the game. We will not tolerate or accept the actions of a small minority of people who are intent on causing disruption and we will robustly deal with anyone at any football match within South Yorkshire who chooses to behave in this manner.

– Chief Inspector Gwyn Thomas

Doncaster Rovers beat Leeds United on penalties

Doncaster Rovers' Andy Williams scores his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot Credit: PA

Doncaster Rovers have beaten Leeds United 4-2 on penalties in tonight's Capital One Cup first round.

The game went to extra time after Lewis Cook scored his first senior goal for Leeds, and the hosts levelled through an Andy Williams' penalty. Rovers sealed their victory through missed penalties by Chris Wood and Sam Byram.


Furman among 11 players released by Doncaster

South African midfielder Dean Furman is among 11 players released by Doncaster Rovers.

Furman was a key player for Doncaster this season despite the club failing to gain League One promotion. Credit: Press Association

Jamie McCombe, Theo Robinson, Abdul Razak, Reece Wabara and Stephen Bywater have also been told they can leave the Keepmoat Stadium.


  • Jamie McCombe
  • Theo Robinson
  • Abdul Razak
  • Reece Wabara
  • Dean Furman
  • Stephen Bywater
  • Lewis Ferguson
  • Alex Peterson
  • Aron Gordon (Not offered professional contract)
  • Alexander Head (Not offered professional contract)
  • Jack McClaren (Not offered professional contract)

Retained (offered new deals):

  • Rob Jones
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Ben Askins (6 month contract until 31/12/15)
  • Mitchell Lund
  • Harry Middleton
  • Liam Wakefield
  • Billy Whitehouse
  • Matthew Davies (Extended scholarship)

One Direction mania hits the Keepmoat Stadium

One Direction fans were out in force in Doncaster where after getting wind that one of their idols was in town.

Louis Tomlinson took time out of his schedule to take part in a legends game for Doncaster Rovers' veteran James Coppinger

The singer posed for photographs and talked with fans who had camped overnight to secure their place at the front of the cordon:

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