Darren Moore on whether Crystal Palace loanee could get permanent deal at Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore admits he could push for a permanent deal for Crystal Palace loanee Jason Lokilo if his spell with Doncaster Rovers proves successful.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 6:13 pm

Moore revealed Lokilo feels he has not been granted enough opportunities at Palace, whom he joined in 2015 from the Anderlecht academy.

The 21-year-old has made only one senior appearance for the south London club. He caught the eye of former Palace boss Frank de Boer but has struggled to break through since the Dutchman’s departure.

Lokilo continues to wait for his first appearance in a senior matchday squad for Rovers but scored in the U23s draw at Grimsby Town on Tuesday.

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Rovers boss Moore is a big admirer of the Belgian winger and could be prepared to extend his stay at the Keepmoat.

“Yeah, if he comes and shows the potential we believe he’s got,” Moore said when asked if he could make Lokilo’s move permanent.

“Any footballer just wants to play. He wants to play and he’s come here to add to the squad.

“He wants to get out there and play games.”

Moore was keen to get Lokilo up to full match fitness before adding him to his senior matchday squad.

Should Lokilo be given the nod by Moore, he would be forced to leave out one of the other five loanees - Seny Dieng, Cameron John, Ben Sheaf, Niall Ennis and Jacob Ramsey - that are current mainstays of matchday squads.