David Syers has completed his expected move to Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee.
The midfielder has signed a two and a half year deal at Glanford Park where he spent almost three months on loan until earlier this month.
Syers found first team opportunities limited under Paul Dickov despite playing a big role in Rovers’ promotion from League One last season.
It is understood Syers was earmarked for sale in January by senior club officials in order to generate funds, with a fee of around £50,000 expected for the player.
The 26-year-old would have been out of contract in the summer at Rovers had he remained at the Keepmoat.
He made 42 appearances and netted five goals for Rovers after joining from Bradford City on a free transfer before the start of last season.
Syers’ loan spell at Scunthorpe proved particularly successful as he netted five goals in 15 starts for the promotion-chasing League Two outfit, who also completed the signing of striker Paddy Madden this morning.
He is unlikely to be the last player to depart Rovers during the January transfer window.
Dickov said yesterday he expected two to leave before this weekend and a couple more next week.