Doncaster Rovers transfer news: League Two club bring in Hull City and former Stoke defender

DONCASTER ROVERS have signed former loanee Tom Nixon from Championship club Hull City on a full-time basis – their fourth permanent arrival of the close season thus far.

Nixon, 22 – who spent last term on loan at the League Two outfit - has penned a three-year deal with Rovers.

The right-sided defender had been keen on a return to the club and has been granted his wish by way of a long-term contract.

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Nixon made 32 appearances for Rovers in 2023-24, but had to play second fiddle in the final third of the season due to the excellent form of Jamie Sterry at right-back during the club’s charge to the play-offs.

Doncaster Rovers' defender Tom Nixon (left), pictured in action during his season-long loan from Hull City last season. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.Doncaster Rovers' defender Tom Nixon (left), pictured in action during his season-long loan from Hull City last season. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Doncaster Rovers' defender Tom Nixon (left), pictured in action during his season-long loan from Hull City last season. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

But over the course of the piece, Nixon made a favourable impression in his time at the club, with his contribution acknowledged by manager Grant McCann, who worked with the player at Hull.

Nixon joined City as an 18-year-old after coming through the academy at boyhood club Stoke City, where he captained the under-18s.

He spent time on loan with Boston United in the National League North in 2022-23.

Nixon’s arrival follows on from the captures of midfielders Harry Clifton, Jordan Gibson and Joe Sbarra.

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