Doncaster Rovers sign Wigan Athletic defender Aaron Taylor-Sinclair

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, pictured in action for Partick Thistle, has joined Doncaster Rovers on a two-year deal.
Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, pictured in action for Partick Thistle, has joined Doncaster Rovers on a two-year deal.
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Doncaster Rovers have signed Wigan Athletic left back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old Scot becomes Rovers’ fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Thorsten Stuckmann, Gary MacKenzie, Andy Williams and Richard Chaplow.

Taylor-Sinclair said: “I heard of the interest late last week and as soon as I heard I was keen to get here and get it sorted.

“The manager has just told me he’s going to give me an opportunity and a platform to play, which I didn’t get last year at Wigan.

“He’s quite ambitious and so am I, and I’m looking forward to next season.

“As soon as I got the call from Paul I was keen and I was over the moon to join.

“There was a bit of interest from elsewhere but as soon as I spoke to the manager.

“The main thing is he’s going to give me a platform to play and show people I can play down here and express myself as a player.”

Taylor-Sinclair was linked with SPL giants Celtic and Aberdeen last summer before he opted to join Wigan on a three-year deal from Partick Thistle.

He was signed by Uwe Rosler, who was sacked last November, and made only one appearance for the Latics last season, in the Capital One Cup against Burton Albion.

Taylor-Sinclair previously spent three years at Partick, earning a reputation as an attacking full back and helping the club win the Scottish Division One title, after joining from Montrose in 2011.

Rovers boss Paul Dickov said: “He is very powerful, quick but he’s got a very good left foot and he’s technically he’s very good which fits in with how we want to play.

“His size and stature was a big thing in my recruitment this year.

“We feel he’s ready to come in and play but there’s a lot of improvement and a lot of potential in there as well.”