Doncaster Rovers set to offer James Coppinger new deal after releasing six and transfer-listing three

James Coppinger
James Coppinger
0
Have your say

Doncaster Rovers have declared their intention to offer out-of-contract skipper James Coppinger a new deal after announcing their annual retained list.

Coppinger is the only player who will receive a contract offer among those who are reaching the end of their deals.

It means six in total will depart while a further three have been made available for transfer after being told they are no longer part of Darren Ferguson's plans.

In a statement Rovers revealed talks have been held with Coppinger and his representatives and that a contract offer will be made.

The most high profile name among those transfer-listed is striker Liam Mandeville, who has spent the second half on loan at League Two side Colchester United.

Ferguson had declared his disappointment in the loan spell which saw the 21-year-old manage only seven appearances, just one of those being a start.

Joining him on the transfer list are full backs Tyler Garratt and Mitchell Lund - the latter of which has completed a season-long loan at Morecambe.

Lund made just 15 appearances for struggling Morecambe, with 11 of those being starts.

Garratt made 16 starts for Rovers this season in 21 appearances but has not been involved in matchday squad since mid-February.

Departing the club are Mathieu Baudry, Cedric Evina, Andy Williams, Craig Alcock, Tyler Walker and Reece Fielding.

Baudry and Evina had already confirmed their departures on social media.

Evina spent the season on loan with League Two Crawley Town, making 34 appearances. The Frenchman had been transfer-listed by Rovers last summer but a loan spell was agreed with Crawley after Harry Kewell's side could not finance a permanent deal.

Both Alcock and Williams had been involved in recent games for Rovers but it became clear neither would be offered new deals.

Academy graduates Walker and Fielding spent much of the season on loan at non-league Biggleswade Town.