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Richard Chaplow, pictured in action for Southampton.
Richard Chaplow, pictured in action for Southampton.
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Doncaster Rovers have signed experienced midfielder Richard Chaplow on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old played in the Premier League for Southampton as recently as 2012 before moving to Millwall.

Chaplow ended last season on loan at Ipswich Town, helping the Tractor Boys to reach the play-offs.

His arrival bolsters Paul Dickov’s options in midfield following the departures of Dean Furman and Kyle Bennett, and his experience and versatility suggest he could prove to be another shrewd addition.

Chaplow drops into the third tier for the first time since 2010 when he scored five goals during a season that saw Southampton promoted back to the Championship.

Although not a prolific goalscorer, the former England Under 21 international definitely has it in his locker to improve Rovers’ ratio of goals from midfield - another key area that Dickov has been determined to address.

Ten years ago Premer League West Bromwich Albion forked out £1.5million for Accrington born Chaplow, who began his career at Burnley.

He also spent three years at Preston North End before playing a part in the Saints’ successive promotions to the Premier League.