KEEPMOAT ARRIVAL: West Brom striker Fortune joins on loan

FORTUNE'S FAVOUR: Rovers have completed the loan signing of striker Marc Antoine Fortune

FORTUNE'S FAVOUR: Rovers have completed the loan signing of striker Marc Antoine Fortune

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Doncaster Rovers have completed the loan signing of West Bromwich Albion striker Marc Antoine Fortune.

The 30-year-old has penned a deal which will keep him at Rovers until January 2.

West Brom have the right to recall Fortune after an initial 28 day period.

Dean Saunders told the Free Press yesterday that Fortune would add a new dynamic to his attacking options.

He said: “He’s got power, pace and height and with that you’re going to get goals.

“He’s a top class player and would be a great addition.

“We’re really lacking pace throughout the side right now and Marc can bring that for us.

“He’s an exciting player.”

The French Guiana-born forward can also operate in a wide attacking role on either flank.

Fortune has dropped down the pecking order at West Brom this season following the arrival of Shane Long from Reading in the summer with Peter Odemwingie and Simon Cox seemingly also ahead of him.

He has made just one appearance from the bench in the Premier League this term and scored twice in his only start, the 4-1 win at Bournemouth in the Carling Cup.

Fortune joined West Brom from on loan AS Nancy two years ago and went on to score five goals in 17 games, landing the supporters’ player of the year award despite only being at the Hawthorns for four months.

His performance led Celtic to spend £3.8m to sign him from Nancy and he scored 12 goals in 30 starts with the Bhoys.

After a year at Parkhead, Fortune returned to West Brom last August, this time on a permanent deal and made 27 appearances last season, scoring two goals.

He will wear the number 13 shirt during his time with Rovers