Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they will announce their new first team manager towards the end of next week, ahead of the Bradford City game.
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.
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!"
Still getting over the fact my beloved Donny Rovers sacked Paul Dickov!Silly silly decision! Unfair to judge him with the poor budget given!
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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.
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.
Doncaster manager Paul Dickov believes his players will have a better mentality this season after a disappointing League One campaign last year:
South African midfielder Dean Furman is among 11 players released by Doncaster Rovers.
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)
Fans who queued for a glimpse of One Direction's Louis Tomlinson at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium say it was well worth the wait. The pop star pulled on a Doncaster Rover's shirt for the second time as part of James Coppinger's testimonial match - and to raise money for Bluebell Wood children's hospice.
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: