Doncaster Rovers: Don’t panic message from Dickov as signings begin

Nathan Tyson signs for Rovers
Nathan Tyson signs for Rovers

Paul Dickov insists there is no panic that most of his transfer business has yet to be done with less than two weeks remaining until the start of the season.

Rovers yesterday confirmed the signing of striker Nathan Tyson on a one-year deal with young pair Alex Peterson and Harry Middleton also agreeing new 12-month contracts.

Still without a single senior goalkeeper, Dickov is refusing to push the panic button.

In fact the Rovers boss believes the rapidly approaching big kick off could play into his hands.

“People might be saying there are alarm bells ringing out there with two weeks to the season to go,” Dickov said. “They’ll be asking how we’re going to get players?

“But players are struggling. The players that are out there now, the best thing I can say is you might get them a lot cheaper than you would have at the start of the summer.”

The signing of Tyson has got the ball rolling on what should be a busy week of activity for Rovers.

The 32-year-old signed a one-year deal yesterday after impressing while on trial with the club for most of the summer.

Business for Rovers is set to continue today with another youth team product Liam Wakefield expected to agree terms.

Paul Keegan is another player likely to sign a new contract over the next few days, having been made captain by Dickov for Rovers’ friendly with Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

Full back James Husband was yesterday locked in talks with Middlesbrough over personal terms after Rovers accepted an offer – believed to be £500,000 – from the North East club.

Striker Curtis Main – reported to be heading in the opposite direction as part of the Husband transfer – has yet to decide whether he wants to leave Boro.

The 22-year-old has a year remaining on his deal at the Riverside Stadium.