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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.

Dickov hopes for better Doncaster mentality

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov believes his players will have a better mentality this season after a disappointing League One campaign last year:


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)

Fans 'thrilled' at glimpse of 1D's Louis Tomlinson

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 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:

One Direction star to turn out for Rovers veteran's legends match

Louis Tomlinson is set to don his beloved Doncaster Rovers today when he turns out to honour one of the clubs longest serving players, James Coppinger.

Louis Tomlinson will turn out in support of veteran James Coppinger Credit: Press Association

Attacking midfielder Coppinger is now in his 11th season at the club. Born in Guisborough on the edge of the North York Moors Coppinger moved to South Yorkshire in 2005, and has racked up over 500 career appearances, scoring 64 goals.

Coppinger has spent 11 seasons at Doncaster Rovers Credit: Press Association

The club's matched my ambition throughout the whole time I've been here. As I've progressed the club have progressed. I've had fantastic support over the 11 years.

My wife worked in Doncaster, my kids went to school in Doncaster and two of them were born in Doncaster. I know how much it means to Doncaster people and how much football means to them.

His (Louis') enthusiasm and love for the club is massive. That's exactly the same as me and to have him on board, it's an honour for me to have him here because of how well he's done.

– James Coppinger


Doncaster Rovers appoint near Chairman and President

Doncaster Rovers have announced that that David Blunt and Dick Watson have officially been named as Chairman and President of the Club respectively.

Dick Watson first joined the club’s board of directors in2006 and along with Terry Bramall has played an instrumental part in the success of Doncaster Rovers during the past eight years.

David Blunt joined Doncaster Rovers in 2010 and has a long history of working with both Terry and Dick from his successful reign as Chief Executive at Keepmoat.

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