Doncaster Rovers: Thorsten Stuckmann ticks all the boxes - Paul Dickov

l-r Thorsten Stuckmann, Rovers fan Lee Miller, Paul Dickov
l-r Thorsten Stuckmann, Rovers fan Lee Miller, Paul Dickov
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Goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann ticks all the boxes, according to Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov.

The 6’6” German became Rovers’ first signing of the summer last week after he turned down the chance to stay at Preston North End to sign a two-year deal at the Keepmoat Stadium.

And a delighted Dickov has waxed lyrical about the 34-year-old’s qualities on and off the pitch.

“His mentality is fantastic,” said Dickov.

“He fits all the criteria and has just been promoted out of the division [with Preston] so I’m delighted.

“I think he’ll be a big influence on everybody, especially the younger lads.

“Everyone talks about his attitude off the pitch and how he encourages players and he’s the sort of character we need to be looking to bring in.

“Defenders won’t want to argue with him – look at the size of him!

“I think it’s important for them to communicate and across the back-line in particular we want a group of men who are going to organise. We’ve got the first one of them through the door.

He added: “We’ve been working hard to get players in.

“It’s a difficult time at the minute with players on holiday but we’re going to have a good chance with the names we’re in for.”