Darren Moore wants ‘at least four’ new players in at Doncaster Rovers

DONCASTER ROVERS manager Darren Moore says that he is looking to bring in at least four new signings to augment his squad for the second half of the season.

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore. Picture by Simon Hulme

Rovers have enjoyed an outstanding campaign so far under the 46-year-old, with the club riding high in fourth spot in League One, despite operating within tight financial parameters.

But this month promises to be critical for Rovers, who have sold talismanic midfielder Ben Whiteman to Preston and are currently short of senior options.

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Moore is without James Coppinger, Madger Gomes and Tyreece John-Jules for tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at West Ham, with the ineligibility of the Cup-tied duo of AJ Greaves and Branden Horton meaning he will not fill nine slots on the bench.

With Rovers having played just 20 league games this term and facing a gruelling schedule between now and May, Moore admits the need for reinforcements is acute.

Moore, who will be without loanee John-Jules (hamstring) for ‘two to three months’ said: “It is imperative we do get them (new players) in. The reason why I am saying it is because of the fixture list and what is ahead.

“I am looking here now and usually I do load in and look at just one game. But I am looking beyond what it is. We need bodies in and I am looking at least four bodies in, if it is possible.”

Rovers will face a Hammers side who are likely to make changes with a London derby at Crystal Palace on the horizon on Tuesday, but Moore is under no illusions about the task ahead.

The Rovers chief added: “We know that we are going to need a ‘ten out of ten’ performance.

“We know that whatever team they pick, it is a group of talented players. Competing at the level where they are at, the players what they have got are international players and top, top players.”

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