Further signings NOT dependent on players leaving, insists Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson

Alex Kiwomya, Ben Whiteman and Craig Alcock are pictured in training.
Alex Kiwomya, Ben Whiteman and Craig Alcock are pictured in training.

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson insists that players do not have to leave the club before he brings any more in.

The Scot told the Free Press this week he was ‘taking stock’ after landing Niall Mason, Danny Andrew, Alex Kiwomya and loanee Ben Whiteman.

Rovers are known to be in contact with Chelsea about a loan return for Jordan Houghton, with the midfielder ‘ahead of schedule’ following his cruciate knee ligament injury.

Meanwhile, transfer-listed striker Andy Williams - one of the club’s highest earners - is still in talks with a club about a potential move away.

Ferguson suggested on Tuesday that he was waiting for the outcome on those Williams talks before making his next move.

Two weeks have passed since Kiwomya became Rovers’ latest permanent addition. However, Ferguson says further signings are not dependent on players moving on.

“No, not necessarily. It doesn’t depend on that,” Ferguson told the Free Press.

“There’s one that I can certainly bring in before I have to [...].

“We’re waiting on decisions being made by clubs and sometimes that takes time. You have to be prepared for that.

“There’s one or two I’m very happy to wait for.

“Jordan Houghton is now a possibility because he’s way ahead of schedule in terms of his rehab. We’re in talks with Chelsea about that.”

Harry Middleton, Mitchell Lund, Cedric Evina and Ross Etheridge are also on the transfer list.

Ferguson still wants to sign a centre half, midfielder and striker.