Doncaster Rovers: Anderson keen to extend loan stay

Keshi Anderson
Keshi Anderson

Keshi Anderson is keen to extend his loan stay at Doncaster Rovers.

The 20-year-old striker has scored two goals in four appearances since arriving on a month’s loan from Crystal Palace.

Yet to make a senior appearance for the Eagles, after being plucked from non-league by Alan Pardew, Anderson made his Football League debut in the colours of Doncaster and is clearly relishing his opportunity to impress in League One.

Brought into the club by interim boss Rob Jones, Anderson’s short term future could hinge, however, on who becomes the next permanent Rovers manager.

His loan is due to expire after the Shrewsbury game on October 20 but Anderson has made it quite clear that he would be happy to continue his footballing education at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“It’s a month at the moment but I’d love to stay a bit longer and get more league appearances under my belt,” he said.

“Hopefully getting more goals too, and pushing the team up the league.

“I hope any manager that has been put forward for the job has been watching the team and has seen that I’m doing well,” he added.

“It’d be nice if they were to think I can be involved in their team.”

Anderson is not currently expecting to break into Palace’s first team - so should Rovers want to keep him they could be knocking on an open door.

“Hopefully some time in the near future I’ll get the chance and just do what I do, but I wouldn’t say any time soon,” said Anderson, on his chances of playing in the Premier League.

“I’ve trained with the first team and I came off the bench a few times in pre-season but right now I’m enjoying playing games.”

n Young defender Paul McKay has followed in his brother Jack’s footsteps by joining Ilkeston on a month’s loan.