Darren Moore on desire for signings, missing out on players and why no deals have been done so far at Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore has admitted for the first time that he would be disappointed if Doncaster Rovers did not bring in new signings this month.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:05 pm

Moore - who confessed there are players that Rovers have missed out on so far in January - says new additions are necessary due to the small squad currently at his disposal.

When asked if he would be happy to head into the second half of the campaign with the squad as it is, Moore said: “No, because we need some players in.

“I wouldn’t be happy at where it is now.

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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley

“Where it is now, yeah, it’s okay but to go for the second half of the season? No.”

Rovers have yet to make a signing this month and Moore says some targets have gone elsewhere - but he is not overly concerned with that.

“There’s one or two that we’ve missed out on for various reasons,” he said.

“It can be just the player choosing to go somewhere else or the advisor getting involved.

“It is what it is.

“The beautiful thing is that while we have missed out on some, there are other targets.

“Whilever they are out there we still work to see if we can get hold of them.”

Misfortune for Rovers over the situation at Norwich City for striker Adam Idah denied them a signing that would have been completed at the start of the month.

An agreement was in place with the Premier League club for Rovers to loan the 18-year-old, only for an injury crisis among the strikers at Norwich to present Idah with a first team opportunity he took with both hands.

Moore would not go into detail on specific targets that had been missed out on, but did say there were a variety of reasons why signings had not been made by the club so far.

“It could be a list as long as your arm for whatever reason,” he said. “There’s loads.

“Sometimes it is not as straight-forward as what you would make out.

“At the moment there is none and you just have to keep pressing on.

“We’ll see what happens for the rest of the week and pick it up from there.

“It’s hard because it is the same questions that have got to be asked, over and over.

“Hopefully when you do ask those questions I’ll be able to give you some news that there is somebody there and give you something else to concentrate on or someone else to interview.

“Until then, we’ve just got to talk about where the team’s at, where the recent run has been, where the games have been, the clean sheets kept, the goals scored against some good teams and we’ve done well.

“That is gone, we bury that now because come Saturday we’ve got a very important game and Coventry are a good team.”