Doncaster Rovers: Rob Jones signs new one-year contract

Rob Jones
Rob Jones

Club captain Rob Jones has signed a new one-year contract with Doncaster Rovers.

The 35-year-old defender, who will continue to combine playing with managing the club’s under-21 side, penned a new deal at the Keepmoat Stadium on Thursday lunchtime.

News of Jones’ contract extension is some much-needed positive news for Doncaster fans ahead of what now promises to be a busy few weeks for boss Paul Dickov.

Doncaster are light on numbers after 11 players were released last month, including South Africa captain Dean Furman, first choice right back Reece Wabara and goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.

Kyle Bennett’s decision to turn his back on a new deal at Rovers to sign for League Two Portsmouth proved to be a less-than-ideal start to Dickov’s recruitment plans.

But, following a brief holiday with his family last week, the Scot is now in a position to step up his preparations for the new season, with the aim of making Rovers a much more robust, physical and difficult team to play against.

Rovers have also offered deals to youngsters Liam Wakefield, Harry Middleton, Ben Askins, Billy Whitehouse, Mitchell Lund and Matthew Davies.

Dickov has confirmed he is trying to sign Port Vale striker Tom Pope and said last month he has sounded out ‘loads’ of players about a possible move to the Keepmoat Stadium.