Chief exec steps down in boardroom reshuffle

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THERE is never a dull moment at Doncaster Rovers.

Chief executive Dave Morris stepped down from his post yesterday to end an 11-year association with the Championship club, who are in 23rd position in the division, four points shy of safety.

His decision comes less than two months after four of the club’s directors: Dick Watson, Terry Bramall, Andrew Watson and Sarah Kell resigned from the board.

Operations director Gavin Baldwin will serve as interim chief executive until the end of the season before the position is reviewed in the summer as things continue to rapidly change behind the scenes at Rovers, who head to Southampton on Saturday looking to halt a run of four matches without a victory.

During Morris’ time at the helm, Rovers returned to the Football League and have established themselves in the second tier of English football after moving to the Keepmoat Stadium.

In a statement, Morris said: “Doncaster Rovers has been a fantastic place to work and, as a fan myself, it’s been wonderful to see the club move from the Conference to the Championship.

“I’ve overseen many changes in the time I’ve been here, including the move to the new stadium, and I feel now is a good time to move on and seek a fresh challenge.

“The club has a great deal going for it and, with the senior management team I’ve helped to put in place, we have good people who can help take Rovers forward.”

Under Morris, Rovers were named Business of the Year, earned accolades for making an outstanding contribution to the town, been shortlisted for Football League awards and helped raise over £50,000 for charity in partnership with the NSPCC.

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