Doncaster Rovers: New boss to get cash injection

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A new revenue stream will give Rovers’ next manager more lee-way in the transfer market.

Rovers are likely to focus their attention on free agents and loan signings this summer as the club continues to streamline its spending and build solid foundations.

But Doncaster’s new boss will have access to funds generated by the Keepmoat Stadium, which Rovers seized control of last year.

Chief executive Gavin Baldwin has revealed that the stadium’s projected profit for the next 12 months - just shy of £500,000 - could pay for three or four additions to the squad.

“We’ve put a business model together for next season built on bigger crowds, bigger away followings and greater solidarity payments,” said Baldwin.

“We believe this club will genuinely make a profit next year. There is quite a contribution from the stadium for that.

“This financial year the stadium will make a profit of £260,000. That’s probably paid for some additional players, like Dean Furman, to come in and help us get over the finish line.

“Next season it’ll probably make a profit of £460,000. That’s paying for three or four really good players to come to this club.

“So we need to run the stadium properly and efficiently so we can deliver better players for our fans to watch on a Saturday.

“That’s the point of the stadium,” he added. “It’s not to make a profit, it’s to cross-subsidise the team.”

Baldwin was due to meet with the club’s co-owners yesterday to shortlist new manager candidates for interview.