Doncaster Rovers: Nathan Tyson “wants to stay” but yet to put pen to paper

Nathan Tyson
Nathan Tyson

Nathan Tyson says he wants to stay at Doncaster Rovers - but has not yet signed on the dotted line.

The 32-year-old striker recently activated a clause in his current one-year contract which freed up the option of a second year.

Paul Dickov told a press conference last week that the former Nottingham Forest and Derby frontman is “contracted next year” but Tyson says he is still to formally put pen to paper.

“The opportunity to stay here next season is quite exciting for myself,” said Tyson.

“I think it’ll be an exciting season and I want to be part of it - but nothing’s done yet. I haven’t signed anything yet.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to sit down with the gaffer and have a nice little chat at the end of the season. I hope I’m one of the players he wants to keep.

“I have spoken to him. Obviously I had a clause in my contract that’s freed up [the option of a second year] but nothing’s been signed yet.

“I can’t say I am going to sign. I’d love to, it’s local to me, I’m only an hour away from where I live.

“But I need to think about the future while I’m still playing and the legs have still got it in them.

“I’ve got the hunger back, I’ve got the love of the game back and I’ve got respect from a lot of the players here, which is something I’ve not had for a while.

“It’s good when you speak up in the changing room and people listen.

“So I’m very excited, I want to stay and the gaffer knows my thoughts. I’ve got plenty of years left in these legs yet.”