Doncaster Rovers: ‘I’m loving it here. I’d love to stay’ - Herbie Kane

Herbie Kane
Herbie Kane

Herbie Kane wants to stay at Doncaster Rovers and help the club get back to the Championship.

The 19-year-old has been a revelation in midfield since arriving on loan from Liverpool in the summer.

Kane, whose loan spell is due to expire in January, has confirmed he would like to see out the season at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The teenager is almost certain to return to the starting line-up against Gillingham on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension at Rochdale last weekend.

After starting 11 out of 13 league games, he admits to playing more than he expected when he agreed to his first loan spell in the EFL .

“Yes, definitely [I would like to stay],” said Kane.

“It’s something that’s ongoing. Doncaster and Liverpool are speaking about that.

“I’d love to stay and hopefully get the team promoted.

“I’m enjoying it. I’m playing much more than I expected to play.

“I’m loving it here.

“I’m enjoying every game and every game is a new and different experience.

“Hopefully I can carry on playing and we can stay near the top of the table and get promoted.”

Kane’s dynamic displays are likely to have alerted several clubs higher up the ladder.

But the youngster, who is in regular contact with his youth coach at Liverpool, insists he has not yet considered a move up to the Championship.  

“I’m focusing on the games here and haven’t really thought about anything else,” said Kane.

“I’m just focusing purely on the Doncaster games.

“I’ve spoken to them [Liverpool],” he added. 

“My coach at Liverpool rings quite often asking how I’ve got on so they’re interested in how I’m doing.

“Hopefully they’re noticing that I’m playing and it feeds back to the people higher up at Liverpool.”

Gillingham travel to South Yorkshire with just one win from their last 13 games – which came at league leaders Portsmouth a fortnight ago.

“It’ll be a massive test,” said Kane. “Every game is a tough game in this league.

“Hopefully we can put on a good performance, get three points and chase down the top three.

“There’s a positive vibe among the group at the moment.

“It’ll be a tough game against Gillingham but I think we’re ready for it.”