Doncaster Rovers boss gets food for thought from goalkeeper Louis Jones

Darren Moore admitted goalkeeper Louis Jones had given him something to think about ahead of Doncaster Rovers’ League One opener against MK Dons.

By Liam Hoden
Thursday, 10th September 2020, 7:00 am

The 21-year-old turned in an excellent performance on his senior debut as he kept a clean sheet against Bradford City in the EFL Trophy and saved a penalty in the bonus point shootout.

Loanee Josef Bursik will return from international duty with England U21s ahead of the weekend and was expected to be handed the starting shirt for Saturday’s game.

But Moore has been given food for thought by Jones as he makes his final preparations for MK Dons.

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Louis Jones saves a penalty in the shootout against Bradford City

“He’s definitely taken a step in the right direction and he’s got a big part to play for us this season,” he said.

“Such is the mentality of him, I’m sure he and Josef will push each other all season.”

“He was solid, very good,” Moore added.

“You can always tell with a goalkeeper how the defenders see him and I think he took a lot of pressure off us with a lot of crosses in the box.

“I thought he looked sharp and his handling was very good. His concentration levels were excellent.

“He can certainly feel proud of his performance.

“We’ve secured him to the club. He’s one that is growing and developing all the time.

“Paul Gerrard, our goalkeeping coach, is working extremely hard with him and those two have a wonderful relationship.”

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