Rovers sign Kilgallon

ROVERS clinched a signing coup this week when Sunderland's £2 million defender Matt Kilgallon agreed to join the club on loan until the end of the season.

The former England Under 21 centre back was being pursued by a posse of top Championship clubs but was keen to link up again with ex-Sheffield United team-mate Billy Sharp at the Keepmoat.

Kilgallon came through a medical yesterday after club owners John Ryan, Dick Watson and Terry Bramall provided a further cash injection to fund the Premier League player's wages to the end of the campaign.

The commanding 27-year-old now looks set to go straight into the squad for Rovers' tough home clash against Reading on Saturday (3pm).

* Full story in tomorrow's Free Press.