Doncaster Rovers closing in on new boss after interviews

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DONCASTER ROVERS have narrowed down their search for a new manager and are to hold second interviews – ahead of an expected appointment next week.

The Rovers hierarchy have already held interviews with six candidates after whittling down applicants to a six-man shortlist.

Ex-Bradford City manager Stuart McCall, at the forefront of the betting since Darren Ferguson’s resignation on June 4 , is understood to be among those spoken to about the vacant position, alongside Gary Caldwell and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink.

Further follow-up interviews will be held with selected candidates ahead of an appointment, likely to be a few days after Rovers players begin pre-season next Monday.

Sheffield United have beaten off competition from the likes of Stoke City and Bristol City to sign highly-rated Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson on a season-long loan.

Henderson enjoyed an outstanding campaign at League One play-off finalists Shrewsbury Town last term, with his performances earning him a place in the League One team of the year.

The 21-year-old signed a new deal at Old Trafford last week, keeping him at the club until 2020, with the next step in his development widely viewed to be a move to a Championship club on loan.

Meanwhile, Leeds United keeper Felix Wiedwald is closing in on a return to Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt bidding to sign him. Wiedwald looks set to end a torrid year in England by moving back to the Bundesliga and rejoining a club he played for earlier in his career.

Middlesbrough are in pole position to land Sunderland’s Northern Ireland international Paddy McNair after having an offer accepted, believed to be worth £5m-plus add-ons.

Brighton’s interest in the 23-year-old has coolled, boosting Boro’s hopes.

Rotherham United are not among the sides in the bidding to sign Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore, The Yorkshire Post understands.

Moore had been linked with a return to the Millers, where he enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell last season, but United are not one of the two Championship club who have tabled bids for the player, promptly rejected by Barnsley.