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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:

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


Two FA Cup clashes called off

Two FA Cup First Round ties featuring teams from our region have been called off.

Waterlogged: Both Mansfield Town and Doncaster Rovers games have been called off Credit: Press Association

Mansfield Town's match at Concord Rovers and Doncaster Rovers game at Weston-Super-Mare were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

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.

Rovers complete double signing

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