Doncaster Rovers boss looking to secure loan extension

Darren Moore was this morning seeking to speak to officials at Queens Park Rangers to secure an extension to Joe Lumley’s stay at Doncaster Rovers.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 12:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 1:05 pm

The goalkeeper signed on an emergency loan deal last week, with the duration of such agreements limited to single week blocks.

Clubs must make requests to renew the loans on a weekly basis and Moore plans to do that with Lumley ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Carlisle United.

The Rovers boss opted to concentrate on Rovers’ meeting with Blackpool on Tuesday before taking the steps to extend the loan.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Joe Lumley

“It was important for me to look at Saturday and tonight,” he said.

“First thing on Wednesday I’ll be on the phone to try to get that sorted.

“Now I’ve got through the two games I’ll switch my attention to trying to get that one done.

“QPR seem receptive to it.

“We’re grateful that they helped us in a difficult time with Joe coming in for those games.”

It is understood that QPR agreed in principle to allow Lumley to remain with Rovers until January.

The added complication this week is securing permission for the 25-year-old to feature in the FA Cup this weekend.

It is highly likely that Louis Jones would have started on Sunday, had Rovers not required to act when Josef Bursik was recalled by Stoke City.

As per the terms of an emergency loan, Lumley must start every match he is available for.

If Jones was to start, it would take him to five senior appearances for Rovers which would prevent the club from making an emergency loan signing while ever he was fit.


In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.