Pirates in no rush to make boss decision

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BRISTOL Rovers chairman Nick Higgs will appoint the club’s next manager “in the next couple of weeks”.

The Pirates, whose relegation was all but confirmed following Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday, have had two managers and two caretakers this season, with Paul Trollope and Dave Penney both departing the Memorial Stadium. Darren Patterson and latterly Stuart Campbell have taken temporary charge.

Higgs said: “We’re looking to make an announcement in the next couple of weeks about the appointment of a new manager and the list of players that we will be retaining.”

QPR defender Clint Hill is to undergo an operation on a long-standing ankle injury.

The left-back was rested for Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Watford and is also set to miss next weekend’s Championship finale at home to Leeds.

“Clint has played 43 games this season but if you saw the bits floating around in his ankle on the X-ray you wouldn’t know how he had played 20 games,” said QPR boss Neil Warnock. “He’ll have to have an operation.”

Millwall defender Alan Dunne has signed a new three-year contract.

He joined the Lions as an eight-year-old and has made more than 250 appearances for the club, being named player of the year last season.