Senegal defender Diatta close to joining Doncaster Rovers

Lamine Diatta - Liverpool/ Besiktas - Champions League C1 - 06.11.2007 - Foot Football - hauteur attitude ChrisBrunskill/BPI
Lamine Diatta - Liverpool/ Besiktas - Champions League C1 - 06.11.2007 - Foot Football - hauteur attitude ChrisBrunskill/BPI

LAMINE Diatta is poised to become the latest new arrival at Doncaster Rovers.

The veteran defender has trained with Rovers this week and boss Dean Saunders hopes to seal a short-term deal for the 36-year-old after watching his side ship three soft goals in Tuesday’s night’s 3-2 defeat Millwall.

Diatta, who played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup, is a free agent after being released from Tunisian club Étoile Sportive du Sahel earlier this year.

Saunders hopes to tie up a deal for the former St Etienne and Lyon defender in time for him to make his debut against Championship leaders Southampton on Saturday.

Saunders said: “Hopefully we’ll get him signed up before the weekend.

“We need somebody because we’re down to the bare bones.

“Lamine’s been with us for a few days and he’s somebody who’ll bring a lot of experience to the club.

“We can’t go on making the type of mistakes we are making,” he added.

“We played well on Tuesday night but we gave Millwall three goals.

“Mistakes cost us against Barnsley, they cost us against Portsmouth and they cost us against Blackpool.

“It’s my job to do something to cut out those mistakes.”