Doncaster Rovers appoint new head of recruitment

Doncaster Rovers are set to appoint Shrewsbury Town's Adam Henshall as the club's new head of recruitment.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 6:22 pm
Keepmoat Stadium
Keepmoat Stadium

Henshall – who begins work at Rovers next week - has been with the Shropshire club since 2014 and joined the first team set up in 2016 where he operated as head of recruitment and performance analyst.

He is credited with heavy involvement in loan moves for goalkeeper Dean Henderson and winger Daniel James - both currently on Manchester United's books.

And Darren Moore believes his switch to Rovers is a major coup for the club.

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"We're really really pleased to have Adam Henshall come in and be part of the team, part of the structure that we've put in here," Moore said.

"We're putting a structure together in terms of what we feel will move the club forward in football.

"Adam is astute, he's hard working, he has the knowledge. He knows the level, the league and the players in the league.

"I think he'll be instrumental and a real pivotal part in this structure going forward and in terms of recruiting the next players for this football club.

"We're pleased as a club to have his services.

"He's bright, he's energetic and is very astute with the game and players and I'm really pleased to have him on board.

"To hear potentially of his availability and his want to come and work here, was fabulous.

"I'm really looking forward to working alongside him closely and rubbing shoulders together to keep this club moving forward.

"I think it's vital we got him on board."

Moore has been looking to ease the burden upon himself of dealing directly with the unearthing of potential signings as well as conversations with agents over player availability.

Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts confirmed Henshall's departure on Thursday.