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Doncaster Rovers settle on six-man shortlist to replace Darren Ferguson

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DONCASTER ROVERS have shortlisted six candidates for their vacant managerial position.

The League One outfit, searching for a new manager following the resignation of Darren Ferguson 11 days ago, will start interviews tomorrow after receiving around 150 applications ahead of a 5pm deadline last Monday.

The Rovers’ hierarchy have since whittled the number of applicants down to a six-man shortlist, with a final decision expected before the club’s players return to pre-season on Monday week.

Former Bradford City chief Stuart McCall, who left the Bantams in early February, remains favourite for the role, with the 54-year-old keen to return to management after 
a four-and-a-half month 
absence.

Other potential candidates include another ex-City manager in Simon Grayson and former Rovers favourite Richie Wellens, recently sacked by Oldham.

Barnsley have turned down two bids from separate Championship clubs for striker Kieffer Moore.

The 25-year-old, who only joined the Reds in a £750,000 deal from Ipswich Town in January, struck four times in 20 appearances for the club last term – after earlier netting 13 times in a prolific half-season loan at Rotherham United.

Despite the club’s relegation from the second tier, Moore’s performances have earned him several second-tier admirers, although the Oakwell outfit have signalled their intent by rebuffing two offers for the 6ft 5in targetman.

Former Rotherham record buy Jonson-Clarke Harris has signed a two-year deal at League One newcomers Coventry City.

Sheffield Wednesday will host La Liga side Villareal in a pre-season friendly at Hillsborough on July 28.