Rovers: New contract for Doncaster skipper Brian Stock

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DONCASTER Rovers skipper Brian Stock finally put pen to paper to a new deal today, writes Steve Hossack.

The 29 year-old midfielder, who was out of contract at the end of the season, has agreed a new deal which will keep him at the Championship club until the end of the 2012-13 season.

Reportedly interesting several other clubs, Stock also has the option of an extra year.

Stock, who cost Rovers £150,000 when signing him from Preston after a successful loan period, was manager Sean O’Driscoll’s first signings after taking over at the club,

The two men had previously worked together at Bournemouth.

Said Stock: “Being 29 now, I feel like I am committing my future to Doncaster. In the back of my mind, I see it as potentially seeing my career out at Doncaster Rovers.”

“It’s a big day for me and my family. There was interest from other clubs, but in my mind, I wanted to stay at Doncaster Rovers and that is all sorted and I can concentrate on my football.”

“This is my fifth season – and every season we have achieved something. We’ve gone from strength to strength and we’ve improved as a club. We see ourselves as a good Championship side and it was an easy decision for me to make.”

“It’s a promising time for Rovers and I don’t think the dream is over yet. There’s a bright future for this club. As a club and as a team, we work within our community and we try to give back to the fans what they give us and we want to go on to build a healthy fan base for Doncaster Rovers.”