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Darren Ferguson has been named the new manager of Doncaster Rovers and believes he can take the South Yorkshire club back into the Championship

Ferguson, the former Peterborough and Preston manager, succeeds Paul Dickov, who was sacked in September.

Darren Ferguson unveiled at the Keepmoat Stadium (Picture: Howard Roe)

Darren Ferguson unveiled at the Keepmoat Stadium (Picture: Howard Roe)

Rob Jones, who has been caretaker manager since Dickov’s departure, becomes the club’s Under-21s boss.

Ferguson has signed a one-year rolling contract.

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Ferguson said: “I’m delighted to be here, it’s an exciting challenge. It’s a sound football club and my aims match those of the board.

Darren Ferguson is the new manager of Doncaster Rovers.

Darren Ferguson is the new manager of Doncaster Rovers.

“When we met on Monday, our philosophies and visions completely matched and that was the most telling factor.

“It’s an exciting challenge. We want to be a Championshio club. That’s clear from talks I have had and what I expect.

“The football club is a good sound club. It is well respected and well run and that was one of the attractions.

“I have looked at the squad in detail and games and it’s a good blend of experience and youth.

“I have a good break and am ready to go now.”

Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “His track record is proven. We want our fans to come here and be excited.”

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