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Doncaster Rovers defender set to leave the club at the end of the season?

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Doncaster Rovers Rob Jones admitted that he could make his final appearance for Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers on Sunday, according to Football 365.

Rob Jones could be set to retire at the end of the season

Rob Jones could be set to retire at the end of the season

The 35-year-old defender will face his former employers Scunthorpe United on the final day of the season before his contract expires in the summer.

Jones has insisted that decision on his future rests with manager Paul Dickov.

The centre-back revealed that he had been fit enough since January, but he had to fight for his place in the starting line up.

Jones told the club’s official website,“It’s been a roller coaster season, there’s been lots of ups and downs but it’s important to finish well going into next year.”

“It’s been a crazy two years for me. I had the euphoria of winning the league two years ago and since then I’ve played about 13 games, it’s been hard. I’m out of contract in the summer so whether I play here next year is out of my hands but I’ve had three fantastic years here.”

The former Sheffield Wednesday and Grimsby Town centre back has made a total of 63 appearances scoring nine goals. But for the past two seasons, he only notched 22 appearances due to serious neck and knee injuries.

He also experienced a brief stint as a caretaker manager of the club, when former manager Dean Saunders left in order to manage Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jones, who manages the club’s under-21 side, told that the thought of retirement has never crossed his mind and he would love to continue playing football again.

He added,“I’ve missed too much football in the last two years.I’m nearly 36. I want to play football. I want to continue my coaching but I want to play football first and foremost. It’s as simple as that.The U21 job is brilliant but it comes second.”

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