Ferguson appointed new Doncaster manager

Doncaster have appointed Darren Ferguson as their new manager.

Ferguson is the permanent successor to Paul Dickov and was unveiled by Rovers on Friday morning ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League One clash with fellow strugglers Bradford.

Darren Ferguson is the son of Alex Ferguson. Credit: PA

A statement on the club's website read: "Doncaster Rovers football club are delighted to announce to the appointment of Darren Ferguson as first-team manager.

"Ferguson has previously managed Preston North End and Peterborough United where he achieved back-to-back promotions from League 2 to the Championship including an automatic promotion in 2009.

"Ferguson joins Rovers with an outstanding win ratio of 42% which is sure to excite the home faithful."