Doncaster Rovers: Flynn seeks squad cover

Rovers manager Brian Flynn.
Rovers manager Brian Flynn.
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BRIAN Flynn won’t be panicked into beating this week’s transfer deadline - but would like to cover all bases by dipping into the loan market.

Rovers are not expecting any moves in or out before Thursday’s 11pm cut-off point and will instead turn to temporary deals when the loan window re-opens next month.

Bringing in back-up in the goalkeeping department is thought to be Flynn’s priority, although Rovers can recall Neil Sullivan from AFC Wimbledon should Gary Woods pick up an injury.

Flynn told The Star: “There’s no major work needs to be done here.

“We just need one or two little insurance policies if something negative happens, which we hope doesn’t.

“You have to make sure you are covered in all departments and we are covered in most.

“We’re looking at loans,” he added.

“It would’ve been silly to bring someone in last week, with there being no game on the Saturday, and there’s no rush to do anything this week.

“If anything’s going to happen, I’m looking at loans.”

Flynn boasts an extensive contacts book, built up during an eight-year stint working at international level for Wales, and says he is scouring the globe for potential targets.

But the Welshman will wait until the summer, when several members of the current Rovers squad are out of contract, to put his own stamp on the playing personnel.

“I’m looking everywhere,” said Flynn.

“I’m looking in this country and across Europe.

“I’ve seen two players already that I’ve liked and they are both playing in the league below the Conference.

“I’ve signed players from non-League in the past, they’re looking for their opportunity.

“I signed Andy Morrell when he was 24 and he went on to have a great career. Lee Trundle I signed from Rhyl when he was 23.

“People say it’s too late. It’s never too late.”

Flynn also confirmed that he has not received any enquiries for any of his players.

“We’ve not had any approach,” he said.

“I’ve said to the chairman it’s important that the players that are here remain here.

“We don’t want to tamper with this squad between now and the end of the season.”