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Coppinger signs new Doncaster Rovers deal



Doncaster Rovers have announced that midfielder James Coppinger has signed a new deal with the club.

Coppinger will now begin his tenth season at Doncaster Rovers.

Coppinger will now begin his tenth season at Doncaster Rovers.

The midfielder had been expected to leave Doncaster this summer after the failed takeover bid from former chairman John Ryan and One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

The former Newcastle youth-team player had since been linked with a move to Doncaster’s League One rivals Barnsley. However, the 33 year-old has now agreed a new two year deal to stay at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The new contract is another welcome boost for Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov who has recently been allowed to add new faces to his squad after the uncertainty over the club’s ownership cleared up. Rovers have added Nathan Tyson, Cedric Evina and Curtis Main to what had previously been a threadbare squad.

Coppinger has made 355 league appearances for the club since signing from Exeter City in 2004. As part of his new deal with the club, the player will receive a testimonial fixture next summer with the player now entering his tenth season with the club.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Rovers boss Paul Dickov expressed his delight at retaining James Coppinger: “I never wanted to lose Copps and I don’t think anyone at the club did and James always wanted to stay and we’re delighted because he’s a fantastic signing for lots of reasons.

“Firstly, what he gives us on the pitch – which is most important.

“Two – what he offers us on the training ground and three – what he gives the club as a whole.

“James leads by example in the changing room and on the training pitch. He’s a character you want at the club.”

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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