Doncaster Rovers have made a statement of intent by announcing the signing of midfielder Tommy Rowe on a three-year deal.
The 27-year-old made a big impression on loan at Rovers from Wolverhampton Wanderers during the final two months of the season with some all-action displays.
On the back of those impressive performances he became boss Darren Ferguson’s top target - and Rovers have moved quickly to get their man.
Rowe was captain of Peterborough United under Ferguson and the opportunity to link up with the Scot again proved too good to turn down.
“I first signed for Peterborough when I was 19 years old and I really enjoy working under him [Darren Ferguson],” Rowe told Rovers’ official website.
“When I first signed for Peterborough his words to me were ‘look where you are now, I will definitely develop you into a better player’.
“It’s important for any player to know that the manager is going to develop you and that’s what he does well.”
“I’ve played under Darren for quite a long time, we work very well together on and off the field and I understand how he wants us to play,” he added.
“When I first signed on loan my aim was to come here and do well, impress the fans and learn again as a player.
“I really enjoyed my time and I’ve signed permanently because of the ambition this club has.”