Doncaster Rovers: Slow progress on shifting transfer-listed pair

Dany N'Guessan
Dany N'Guessan

Doncaster Rovers are making slow progress with securing moves away for transfer-listed pair Thorsten Stuckmann and Dany N’Guessan.

Boss Darren Ferguson told both men to find new clubs at the end of last season, along with Curtis Main and Billy Whitehouse.

Thorsten Stuckmann

Thorsten Stuckmann

While Main this week completed a switch to League Two rivals Portsmouth, Stuckmann, N’Guessan and Whitehouse remain on Rovers’ books.

After signing eight players so far this summer, Ferguson says his immediate priority is moving players on.

“We’re hopeful that something happens with Stuckmann and N’Guessan,” he told The Star. “There were one or two things that were close for Thorsten but nothing concrete.

“We’ll see what happens with him. There was a bit of interest.

“But there’s nothing really concrete with Dany.

“We’ll keep trying to move those things along.”

Goalkeeper Stuckmann trained with Rovers at Cantley Park prior to the pre-season training camp in Scotland, for which they departed yesterday.

Rovers received an undisclosed fee for Main as part of his switch to Portsmouth but Ferguson insists it was used to balance the books after the plethora of signings the club has made.

And he says the switch was an important one due to the striker’s wages.

He said: “Curtis going to Portsmouth was an important one because his salary was quite high.

“We saved a bit of money there.

“The fee fits in to level off the budget off which is an important one because we can’t just keep buying because we’ve got a budget.

“We’re in a good position now and the pleasing thing is we’ve managed to get eight new players in.”