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Doncaster Rovers: Versatile Syers in dream land

DONCASTER ROVERS v SHEFFIELD UNITED  1.1.13
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David Syers- Doncaster &  Elliott Whitehouse -  Sheff Utd 

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DONCASTER ROVERS v SHEFFIELD UNITED 1.1.13 PIC : Martyn Harrison David Syers- Doncaster & Elliott Whitehouse - Sheff Utd � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

  • by Paul Goodwin
 

DAVID Syers says he is living the dream at Doncaster Rovers and will play anywhere to help the club fulfil their promotion ambition.

The versatile 25-year-old has burst back on to the scene after a spell on the sidelines with three goals in the last four games.

Syers has played across the midfield, up front and even at right back since being plucked by departed boss Dean Saunders from Bradford City on a free transfer in the summer.

He impressed in a secondary striker role at Preston before switching back to centre midfield against Sheffield United and Colchester.

Syers said: “I’ve played in a few different positions since I came to Doncaster - sometimes in one game.

“One of my strengths is being able to transfer into various roles like that.

“It’s good for the team and it’s good for me to play where the team needs me.

“Obviously at Preston we had to go without Humey [Iain Hume] and Browny [Chris Brown] and they’re a big miss.

“But I feel good playing further forward and it suits the team, so I’m happy to help out.

“I’d like to think I’ve got an instinct to get in the right place. I’ll take as many goals as I can.

“I’m happy to play wherever really.”

Syers, a Leeds University graduate in Classics, had given up hope of playing professionally as he turned out for Ossett Albion, Harrogate Town, Farsley Celtic and Guiseley while studying.

A more than handy cricketer, Syers also represented English Universities before catching the eye of Bradford scouts.

He is one of several players in the Doncaster squad signed by Saunders who will be going all out to impress the new manager, should a permanent boss be appointed soon as expected.

“I have to pinch myself that I’m playing for a team like Doncaster Rovers at the top of League One,” said Syers.

“The last three years have been great for me. It’s all been a bit of a dream to be honest, and I’m not ready to wake up yet. By the time I got to university I’d given up on playing professionally.

“But I played at a good standard and thankfully things have gone well for me since then. I want to do all that I can to help Doncaster get back to the Championship. If that means playing out of position I don’t mind one bit.”

 

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