Darren Moore reveals early transfer window hopes for Doncaster Rovers with one deal 'at an advanced stage'

Darren Moore admits he hopes to see at least one new signing in place by the time Doncaster Rovers face Shrewsbury Town on January 7 after revealing the club are at an advanced stage with a deal.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 1:48 pm

Moore is looking to make several signings once the transfer window opens later this week and is hopeful that multiple deals will be done in the early stages of the month.

“We’ve identified and spotted targets that we want to bring into the club,” Moore said.

“We’ve reached advanced stages with one target at least, certainly at this stage.

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Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley
Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley

“But we’ve got a couple more options that we feel are further down the lines than what they would have been.

“It’s just the final bit now and the hardest bit is getting them over the line.

“We’re in advanced talks with players and now it’s just about getting them over the line.

“Shrewsbury is the match which you’d identify when possible targets could come in.

“We’re hoping to have one, if not two, bodies available for then but we’ll wait and see.

“Hopefully things will pan out over the next four or five days with us trying to get these players in the building.

“We’ll wait and see. The work is ongoing each day.”

The attacking ranks are set to receive the most attention during the transfer window but Moore says it will not be his only focus.

“Any manager will say the same that wherever there is an area to improve and you can bring someone in to do that then you will look to do that,” Moore said. “I’m no different.

“As well as the attacking areas, for me it’s all over the pitch. If those players are available then we’ll look to do it without a doubt.”

Moore insists he will leave the main recruitment work to other members of staff, including chief executive Gavin Baldwin, over the next few days as he focuses on the New Years Day visit of Oxford United.