Former Titan Whitehead signs for Knights

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DONCASTER Knights have moved to fill their fly-half vacancy following the departure of Tristram Roberts to Bristol at the end of last season.

Former Wasps and England U-21 star Mike Whitehead has become the latest new recruit as Brett Davey’s squad starts to shape up ahead of the 2011-12 season

Whitehead helped guide Esher to safety in their inaugural Championship season and was a stand-out player against the Knights - a feat he has achieved in the past with former club Rotherham Titans.

Said Davey: “In a way this signing has been years in the making. Whilst player-coach at Coventry I remember playing against Mike and studying DVDs of his game and thinking he had something about him.

“Having seen his performances against us for two different clubs, I can safely say he still has it. He is another part of the balanced side we are trying to build and his tactical rugby ability and experience will be a benefit to the younger players we have on the books. Mike also brings a more of a physical presence at fly-half, which we perhaps have been missing in some games.”