Scouting for pearls

El Hadji Diouf and Pascal Chimbonda
El Hadji Diouf and Pascal Chimbonda

DEAN Saunders is planning a major transfer raid in the January window as Rovers look to propel themselves out of the Championship drop zone.

Saunders watched Senegalese star El Hadji Diouf inspire his new club to their first win in six games at Ipswich on Saturday - and has vowed to add more quality players to the Doncaster squad over the coming months.

Rovers’ boss was joined by Willie McKay in France on Sunday when the pair checked on several possible targets currently playing in the French top flight.

*For the full story see today’s Free Press.