Paul Dickov insists Dave Syers still has a future at Rovers - despite farming him out on loan to Scunthorpe United.
The 25-year-old has been a peripheral figure under Doncaster’s new boss and has found his route into the team blocked by the form of Richie Wellens and Paul Keegan.
Syers, whose contract at Rovers expires next year, made his first start this season in the Iron’s 2-0 win over Cheltenham on Saturday.
Dickov said: “Dave’s a great kid, who we think the world of.
“He’s not been in the team, or in and around the team, recently and we want to get him games.
“There’s nothing worse when you’re a professional footballer then not getting games at the end of the week.
“We want him to go there and get games, get a few goals and come back here flying.”
Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws, meanwhile, praised Syers’ attitude in dropping down to League Two.
“Great credit to him for coming,” said Laws.
“He could so easily have had his comfy slippers on and stayed in the Championship.
“He played a lot of games for them last year, so he could have been forgiven for not wanting to come down to League Two – some players don’t.
“But he just wants to play. We’ll get the benefits of that, we certainly did on Saturday.”