FA Trophy winning captain Jack Senior is latest recruit at Doncaster Rovers after turning down new deal with Shaymen

FA TROPHY-winning FC Halifax Town captain Jack Senior has left his hometown club to join League Two outfit Doncaster Rovers.

The 26-year-old has signed a two-year deal and becomes the club's fifth signing of the close season so far.

Senior led the Shaymen to victory in the FA Trophy final against Gateshead at Wembley last month.

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Halifax had offered him a new deal, with Senior out-of-contract after the end of the season, but the defender has opted to join Rovers and return to league football.

Jack Senior. Picture courtesy of John Hobson/AHPIXJack Senior. Picture courtesy of John Hobson/AHPIX
Jack Senior. Picture courtesy of John Hobson/AHPIX

On the move, he said: “I’m very pleased. It’s a step in the right direction for me. When it came about, it was something that I was dying to see where it could go.

“It’s all been done very smoothly and now it’s done, I’m so happy to be here and I can’t wait to get going.”

Senior came through the ranks at Huddersfield Town before joining Luton Town as a 19-year-old. After leaving the Hatters, he spent time at Gloucester City prior to joining Halifax.

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Rovers manager Grant McCann said: “Jack is a really good player - someone I’ve liked for a long time, since way back when he was at Luton.

"His career has gone really well. He’s had to take a step back to go again and in the last three seasons at Halifax, he’s just improved and got better.

"He’s got a real good mentality and he picked up a trophy last season with them, which was brilliant. Bringing people like him into the club - a winner, as well as his ability - I think it’s an excellent signing for us.”

Senior’s signing follows on from the arrival of ex-Sheffield United midfielder George Broadbent, former Rotherham United captain Richard Wood, Hartlepool United right-back Jamie Sterry and experienced keeper Ian Lawlor.