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June 25, 2017
Rovers sign Kiwomya from Chelsea
Doncaster Rovers have confirmed the signing of young Chelsea striker Alex Kiwomya on a three year contract. He spent last season on loan at Crewe Alexandra and sees his move to Rovers as part of the progression of his career.
The Sheffield born striker spoke to fellow Chelsea team mate Jordan Houghton before making the decision to make the move back north, with those views proving key in his decision to join Doncaster Rovers.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Alex said: "I know the club came in for me a couple of times last season, but we could not get the deal done. It is nice to know they have had their eye on me for a while. It was a hard decision to leave Chelsea as I have been there from the age of 14, but I think it was the right time to make a permanent move and show people what I can do."
"I spoke to Jordan (Houghton) this week and he was saying that he would love to come back as he really enjoyed his time here."
He added: "The main thing for me is getting consistent minutes on the pitch, the manager sees me as an important part of his plans so hopefully I can produce for him. I have got good vision and can link up play with my team-mates, I have got a lot of pace, so hopefully I can use that to create and score goals next season. The manager puts a lot of time into being able to change formations during a game, the players all work their socks off, so I am looking forward to being a part of that."
Kiwomya did not make any first team appearances for Chelsea, but won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League during his time at the club, which he joined at the age of 14. The move to Rovers will be formally completed on July 2nd.
June 25, 2017
Ferguson misses out on two
Darren Ferguson, the Doncaster Rovers manager, has admitted that two of his top choice transfer targets have moved elsewhere, but is happy with the business done so far, with four players being brought into the club this summer - Alex Kiwomya, Danny Andrew, Niall Mason and a loan deal for Ben Whiteman.
He was hoping to have signed another three before the squad report back for training on Monday.
Ferguson saw an offer to sign a Championship defender on a permanent deal fail, and a loan move for a striker from the Premier League also scuppered when the player decided to move abroad.
He told the Doncaster Star: "It was a Championship defender on a permanent deal but it’s not happening. He’s gone somewhere else."
"The loan striker is going to another club. He’s going to Holland so he won’t be joining us. That was always going to be a long shot we felt any way. The boy wanted to go back closer to home. He’s a foreign player and that’s fair enough. I’d have been delighted with that one if we’d have got him but I’d have been quite surprised as well."
"I’m pleased with the ones we’ve got now and there may be one or two more experienced players that we look for because they’re quite young, the one’s we’ve brought in. I’ve got to be mindful of that."
Ferguson is still waiting for a decision on a bid for a loan move for a midfielder with a Premier League club, and should know by the end of the month.
June 25, 2017
Friendly prices confirmed
Doncaster Rovers have confirmed that the pre-season home games against Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County will be £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for juniors.
Tickets for both matches are now on sale from the Keepmoat Stadium's ticket office.
June 25, 2017
Rovers away in League Cup draw
Doncaster Rovers have been drawn away against Bradford City in the first round of this year's League Cup, which is being sponsored by Carabao.
The game will be played at Valley Parade, now known as the Northern Commercial Stadium, on Tuesday, 8th August with a 7:45pm kick-off.
Tickets for the fixture will be £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for juniors (under 15).
The full draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup can be accessed from the Yorkshire Post's web site by clicking on the logo to the left.
June 25, 2017
Whiteman move confirmed
Doncaster Rovers have now completed the signing of Sheffield United midfielder Ben Whiteman on a half-season loan, which can be extended to the whole season if both clubs agree after he returns to Sheffield United in January for a "brief period of assessment".
The 21 year old will join Rovers for the start of their pre-season training on Monday.
Ben told DROS: "The manager explained to me how he wanted to play next season and I was really interested, playing against his side last season really impressed me. It's my job now to impress in training and earn my place in the team."
Darren Ferguson commented to the Doncaster Star: "He came very close to joining us in January – very close, but I took the option of getting in Conor Grant instead. We’ve got it done now and it’s a really good signing. He’ll give us good flexbility in midfield. Ben was outstanding for Mansfield and I think he scored seven goals for them."
"Ben’s got a good size which is important and that’s the area of the pitch I need to get that bit more physicality in. And we need players with real engines that are going to improve us. He’s got a very good engine and he scores goals. He’s very technically good as you’d expect coming from Manchester United as a kid. He had great schooling there as you’d expect."