Shaun Derry emerges as leading contender for Doncaster Rovers job - reports

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Shaun Derry has emerged as a leading contender for the Doncaster Rovers manager’s job, according to reports.

The deadline for applications for the post was on Friday.

According to the Daily Mail, Derry is thought to be on the list of candidates that Rovers are considering to replace Paul Dickov.

Derry, 37, was appointed Notts County manager in November 2013 - his first job in management - and saved the club from relegation to League Two with a run of six wins from the last nine games.

He was sacked in March this year with the Magpies, who were eventually relegated, hovering just above the drop zone.

Nottingham-born Derry, a no-nonsense midfielder during his playing days, spent time at Sheffield United and Leeds United before spells at Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers.

He is said to be ready to return to management after time away in the United States and working in the media.

Rovers are expected to make another statement about their search for a new manager on Monday.