Roaming Copps feels at home

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James Coppinger is enjoying life as a more attacking midfielder, with the role giving the Rovers man more licence to roam in the final third.

The 32-year-old, who catapulted Doncaster into the Championship with a last-gasp match-winner against Brentford on the final day of last season, has spent the majority of his time in a Rovers shirt out on the wings. However, new manager Paul Dickov appears to prefer the former Exeter man in a more advanced position as he bids to give Rovers more fire power as well as giving the opposition something else to think about.With the likes of Richie Wellens and Paul Keegan picking out searching balls from the midfield, Coppinger has been making the runs in from behind and has thrived in his new role.

Asked if it was the manager’s decision or his to push him forward, he said: “It’s a bit of both.”

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