RUMOUR MILL: A summer of change for Doncaster Rovers

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ROVERS could be set to launch a bid for Sheffield Wednesday midfielder David Prutton with James Coppinger potentially heading in the opposite direction.

Prutton was a regular starter for the Owls after joining from Swindon Town last summer until injury put him out of action midway through the campaign.

The 30-year-old struggled to reclaim his place after returning to fitness and was largely sidelined following Dave Jones’ appointment in February.

Prutton started his career at Nottingham Forest, enjoyed a £2.5m move to Southampton before joining Leeds United where he played against Rovers in the 2008 League One play off final.

Any move to Hillsborough for Coppinger is likely to depend on other business falling through for Jones.

The Wednesday boss has confirmed interest in signing winger Michail Antonio from Reading following his successful loan spell last season and Jones is also keen to tie Keith Treacy down following the expiration of his short term deal. - May 22

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Neil Warnock is expected to carry out a major shakeup of the Leeds squad over the summer and could be set to take advantage of Rovers’ tricky financial predicament.

Gillett was one of 12 players released by Rovers last week but Dean Saunders is reportedly keen to keep hold of the reliable midfielder, if he can free up wages elsewhere.

One method Saunders will be forced to use if he is to do that would be to move on some of the 12 players under contract with Rovers already at least £1m overbudget despite the tiny squad.

Spurr and Friend both remain under contract and the door could be reluctantly opened for departures. - May 21

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RUMOURS linking Rovers with moves for Ramon Nunez and Brian Howard are wide of the mark.

The 26-year-old Honduran has been told to find another club by Neil Warnock and both Rovers and newly-promoted Charlton Athletic are said to have their interest piqued.

Nunez scored both goals as Leeds beat Rovers 2-1 in the Carling Cup last August.

That game was one of only nine starts made by Nunez since he arrived at Elland Road in 2010 from Deportivo Olimpia in his home nation. - May 9

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REPORTS in Honduras have linked Rovers with a move for Leeds United midfielder Ramon Nunez.

The 26-year-old Honduran has been told to find another club by Neil Warnock and both Rovers and newly-promoted Charlton Athletic are said to have their interest piqued.

Nunez scored both goals as Leeds beat Rovers 2-1 in the Carling Cup last August.

That game was one of only nine starts made by Nunez since he arrived at Elland Road in 2010 from Deportivo Olimpia in his home nation. - May 4

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IPSWICH Town boss Paul Jewell has distanced himself from a renewed bid for Rovers midfielder James Coppinger.

Coppinger admitted he would be interested with a move to Portman Road this summer.

But he is likely to be left disappointed with Jewell suggesting he will not follow up his failed bid last summer.

Jewell told the East Anglian Daily Times: “While James was keen this time last year, then he signed a new contract at Doncaster.

“We thought it might happen last year but now I don’t think it will happen again.” - May 4

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DEAN Saunders is reportedly keen to keep Paul Keegan at Rovers for another season.

Keegan is one of 16 players out of contract at the club this summer but has been asked to stay on by Saunders.

The Irish midfielder made just three appearances in an injury-hit campaign.

Keegan told Irish newspaper The Herald: “I’m out of contract but the manager says he’d like to have me on board for next season and if the offer is right I’d be happy to stay and try to get the club back into the Championship.

“Even though I barely played last season the manager says he was happy with me and he wants me there next season so hopefully we can sort that out.”

Rovers face competition from several League of Ireland sides for the 27-year-old’s signature. - May 4

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WELCOME to the Rumour Mill, the place for all the latest rumbling of ins and outs during what is set to be a turbulent summer for Doncaster Rovers.

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