BREAKING: Doncaster Rovers sign midfielder John Bostock

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder John Bostock on an 18-month deal.
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The 29-year-old has been training with Rovers for the last week and put pen to paper on terms on Monday.

Bostock has been a free agent since leaving French side Toulouse in October last year.

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And Rovers boss Darren Moore revealed he has been working on bringing him in for the last few months.

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John Bostock

“I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to secure the signing,” Moore said.

“I’m really pleased to get him in. He’s an exceptional player and one we’re really pleased to have in the club.

“He’s a player that fits in with the culture and DNA that we’ve tried to bring to this club over the last season and a half.

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“I know John personally, I’ve known him before this and we’ve spoken.

“We’ve had contact earlier on in the season and we’ve taken the opportunity when he returned from France. I know the situation he was in.

“For us to get him here, and the work we’ve done, it’s a credit to everyone in the club.

“And I’d like to thank John personally for giving us the opportunity to work with him and go forward.

“The platform is there for him to play some real games.

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“We’re trying to get his levels of fitness up to a standard that we feel is really going to benefit him as and when he’s available to play.

“When that is, he will be a wonderful addition for us.”

Bostock did not sign in time to be eligible to make his debut against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night but Moore insists he would not have risked his new signing in the game regardless.

One of the most highly rated young players in the country of his age group, Bostock made his debut for boyhood club Crystal Palace at 15, before joining Tottenham shortly after his 16th birthday.

Despite his undeniable potential and technical ability, his career has proved to be a nomadic one having featured for 13 clubs in 13 years, seven of them as a permanent signing.


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