McKay: I tried my best to keep Doncaster Rovers up

John Ryan (left) with Willie McKay
John Ryan (left) with Willie McKay

AGENT Willie McKay says nobody worked harder than him in an effort to keep Doncaster Rovers in the Championship.

McKay is likely to be less involved at Doncaster next season after the transfer policy he orchestrated failed to prevent Rovers returning to League One.

But the Bawtry based Scot - who also speculated that chairman John Ryan could leave Doncaster Rovers this summer - has insisted that the club were right to change their approach.

McKay said: “Nobody has tried harder than myself [to keep this club up].

“Dean has worked 24/7 and I’ve worked 24/7.

“I feel sorry for the supporters and I feel really sorry John Ryan.

“I just hope John stays with the club - which may or may not happen.”

Asked whether he thought Rovers’ controversial transfer policy had failed, McKay added: “For something to go wrong it had to be right in the first place.

“When I arrived there was not a lot right at the club.

“The manager [Sean O’Driscoll] had been for three or four interviews and I believe he told John he was struggling.

“John felt like something had to be done - and he called me and asked me to help him.”