Doncaster Rovers: Dean Furman prepared to wait to resolve club future

Dean Furman
Dean Furman

Dean Furman is prepared to wait until the summer to resolve his club future.

The South African midfielder - who has just six months remaining on his Rovers contract and is free to speak to other clubs - is currently away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Furman is expected to captain his country when they kick off their campaign against Algeria on Monday in front of a global audience - likely to include a plethora of European scouts.

The 26-year-old has earned rave reviews for South Africa in the build-up to Afcon 2015 but despite being out of contract this summer he has told reporters in Africa he is relaxed about his domestic future.

“I’m just trying to focus on my football, obviously this is a very important month coming up now with the Afcon and then I’ll go back and have three or four months left of the season,” said Furman.

“It’s important that I have not only a good Afcon, but a good end to the season, and then in the [European] summer I can think about my future.

“At the moment, it’s too soon to start discussing it.

“It’s important that I just focus and leave that work to my agent, and I’m sure in the next few months we’ll start to sit down and talk about where my future is going to lie.”

Furman joined Doncaster in 2013 after spells with Oldham, Bradford, Rangers and Chelsea.

Theo Robinson, Nathan Tyson, Kyle Bennett, Marc De Val, Reece Wabara and Rob Jones are also among the players out of contract at Rovers this summer.

Meanwhile, Rovers are thought to be close to sealing a short term deal for former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.

Bywater had his contract cancelled by Millwall yesterday and is understood to have been lined up by Paul Dickov as a replacement for Sam Johnstone, who left Rovers to join Preston North End on loan earlier this week.