Doncaster Rovers have been very active this summer already as Richie Wellens looks to build what he hopes is a promotion-winning squad for the 2021-22 campaign.
After two playing stints with Donny, Wellens has returned as manager after stints with Oldham, Swindon Town and Salford City and there’s hope that a fan favourite in the dugout will bring positive results on the pitch.
Donny have lost a few senior players this summer with the likes of Reece James and Brad Halliday moving on, but five new additions have arrived at the Keepmoat Stadium, including Portsmouth’s Ben Close and a second spell at the club for Tommy Rowe.
One area that hadn’t been addressed so far was the forward line, but Wellens has taken steps to address that today with the signing of Jordy Hiwula.
The 26-year-old has penned a two-year contract with the Yorkshire side, with his last club being Portsmouth where he restricted to just 14 games because of injury.
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Hiwula has scored goals in the past for the likes of Coventry, Fleetwood and Bradford City though and Wellens will be hoping the striker will provide good competition for Fejiri Okenabirhie and Omar Bogle.
Doncaster fans have been reacting to the news on social media with the majority happy at the strengthening of their attacking options.
— Black Bank (@Black_Bank_DRFC) July 10, 2021
Hopefully his end product's improved since the last time I saw him, but should be a very good signing https://t.co/raUeY4phEE
— Matt (@Matt_Walker96) July 10, 2021
— G (@Gazz_Plods) July 10, 2021
— Dan Greaves (@Dan_Drfc) July 10, 2021
Amazing! This is a great signing.
And no, I didn’t for one second think it was ever going to be Kieran Sadlier 🤣 https://t.co/PICT2I4pXs
— Abbey (@abbeym__) July 10, 2021
Ooo didn't see this coming! Decent signing https://t.co/rrQBVcmQOb
— HarrogateViking🏴 (@BenTheRover97) July 10, 2021
Love it Richie! Some squad we’re building 💪🏼 https://t.co/SV1gVfvCDd
— Matt (@ThatMattTurner) July 10, 2021
— 🦁🦁🦁 (@MattyDavies98_) July 10, 2021
What a signing this one is https://t.co/vFhBMGrFvL
— Jacks (@Callum_jcks) July 10, 2021