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New Donny Rovers manager Darren Ferguson looks forward to 'exciting challenge'

Darren Ferguson has been unveiled as Doncaster Rovers' new manager. The son of Sir Alex has plenty of previous experience in League One, having guided Peterborough to promotion to the Championship, but he starts with Rovers just one place above the relegation places. He says he's looking forward to the challenge.

Doncaster Rovers set to announce new manager

Doncaster Rovers are set to announce their new manager.

Paul Dickov was sacked by Rovers 35 days ago Credit: Press Association

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

Among the names in contention are interim boss Rob Jones, former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark and ex-Notts County manager Shaun Derry.

Former Barnsley, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Wilson is odds-on favourite for the job with bookmakers.

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
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