Doncaster Rovers close to landing Steven Davies

Steven Davies
Steven Davies

Doncaster Rovers are thought to be closing in on a deal for former Sheffield United loan striker Steven Davies.

Davies, 27, is a free agent after he was released by Blackpool following their relegation from the Championship

The former Derby and Bristol City frontman scored three goals in 15 appearances for the Blades at the end of last season - which included scoring the winner against Doncaster at Bramall Lane in April.

Davies would almost certainly have signed for United on a permanent basis this summer had Nigel Clough - who he also played under at Derby - remained in charge.

But following Clough’s recent sacking it now appears as though Doncaster are in pole position to land the powerful forward.

Davies hit double figures in the Championship for Derby and then Bristol City before his £500,000 move to Blackpool in 2013.

The 6ft tall striker fits the bill for Rovers boss Paul Dickov, who is looking for an experienced targetman type of striker to lead the line for him next season.

Goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann is Doncaster’s solitary signing so far this summer and Dickov is very keen to make a proven forward his next capture.

The Scot, ideally, would like to make a ‘statement’ signing - someone who would show off the club’s ambition to challenge at the top end of League One and potentially attract other players to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster tried to sign free agent Tom Pope earlier this summer before the former Port Vale striker joined Bury - who Rovers will face on the opening day of the 2015/16 season.