Doncaster Rovers: Lure of first team football was key to move - Thorsten Stuckmann

Thorsten Stuckmann

Thorsten Stuckmann

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Thorsten Stuckmann says the opportunity to play first team football was key to his move to Doncaster Rovers.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper today became Rovers’ first signing of the summer.

Stuckmann signed a two-year deal at Doncaster after rejecting a new contract offer from Preston North End - and he hopes to repeat his promotion winning antics with the Lilywhites at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“I did have the chance to sign for Preston in the Championship but as a player I want to be out on the pitch playing games,” said Stuckmann.

“One of the reasons I signed was because of the team Paul [Dickov] is trying to create and I believe I can achieve something special with this club.

“I spoke with Iain Hume and Sam Johnstone about the club and they both said really positive things.

“They said it’s a great club with great fans and advised me to join if the opportunity came along.

“I’m here to go to the top,” he added.

“I’m a commanding goalkeeper, I’m very vocal but I like to always remain positive. I want to affect people’s game in a positive way when out on the pitch.

“I’ve been in the play-offs the last two years which has been an amazing experience.

“The play-offs are hard and not always nice, especially if you’re not on the winning team, but I think Doncaster has the potential to get back into the Championship and that’s what I’m here to help with.”