Darren Moore talks Kwame Thomas and Rakish Bingham’s ‘vital’ contributions at Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore says he is pleased with the contributions of strikers Kwame Thomas and Rakish Bingham as he prepares to assess their short term deals at Doncaster Rovers.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 5:17 pm

The contracts for both men expire in January having been signed as free agents after the start of the season.

And Moore says the two strikers have delivered what he expected of them when they joined the club.

“We knew with both of them coming in as free transfers we’d have to get them up to speed,” the Rovers boss said.

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“We knew when we got them in training they’d only get stronger, which they have done because they’ve been in full time training.

“Bringing them in, we’d gone three months into the season and they’d not had any pre-season at all.

“We knew we’d have to get them to a level in terms of getting some game time.

“But we also knew at the top end of the pitch we were still a bit light. Any injuries like we've seen happen to Kazaiah Sterling or Niall Ennis then you’ve seen how instrumental they have been, coming into the team. It’s just as well really.

“In terms of where they were at and where they needed to be at, they’ve certainly got to those levels.

“Have they given us a lift in terms of the time they’ve been with us? Absolutely.

“We’ve had them as bodies and both of them are relatively experienced enough to lead the line.”

Moore reiterated that he hopes to make decisions on the future of the pair before Christmas.

“We’ll look back on how they’ve done since they’ve been here,” he said.

“They’ve shown what worth they’ve been in the time they’ve been with us.

“It was definitely the right decision to sign them because of the injuries we’ve had, without them in the building it would have left us really short for cover up top.

“Both of them have done relatively well since we brought them in and now we just have to analyse what the contributions have meant to us both now and looking towards the second half of the season in terms of where we see them.”