Doncaster Rovers: Coppinger pleased with transfer business so far

James Coppinger
James Coppinger

James Coppinger admits he has been impressed with the work of Doncaster Rovers in the transfer market so far.

Rovers have added four new faces, all with experience of battling for promotion in Richard Chaplow, Thorsten Stuckmann, Andy Williams and Gary MacKenzie.

Boss Paul Dickov is set to step up his recruitment drive this week after returning from the pre-season training camp in Portugal on Friday night.

And Coppinger believes adding a few more names to those already brought in should see Rovers mount a strong promotion push this season.

“I think the manager and everyone behind the scenes have done really well with the type of player they’ve managed to bring in,” he said.

“They know what they want from last season.

“Hopefully we can build on that and do really well this season because we’ve got some quality in this squad.

“If we add a few more we can have a good chance this season.”

The Rovers squad were put through intensive training in the heat of southern Portugal last week and will look to show the benefit of that ahead of tomorrow night’s friendly against Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat.

Dickov is keen to add two new full backs to his squad with the start of the season rapidly approaching.

The Rovers boss was close to bringing in a left back before travelling to Portugal but insisted the right deal would be worth waiting for.

A wide midfielder is Dickov’s next priority after full backs, following the departure of Kyle Bennett at the start of the summer.

Despite adding players in attack and defence already, Dickov remains keen to add cover in both areas.