Doncaster Rovers confirm retained and released list - three released plus two more 'for now'

Doncaster Rovers are in talks with three players over new contracts after confirming their retained list.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 5:01 pm

Three other have been released while two more have been ‘formally released’ with talks set to continue over deals offered.

Rovers will offer contracts to Reece James, Jason Lokilo and Lirak Hasani, with all three set to reach the end of their contracts next month.

Madger Gomes, Ian Lawlor and Danny Amos have been released as they approach the end of their deals.

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Brad Halliday and Joe Wright failed to reach agreements over offers made during the last couple of months. The decision whether or not to reignite negotiations will rest with Rovers’ new manager, who will be officially appointed on Monday.

Wright’s situation has become complicated after the centre half suffered a severe injury in the final game of the season which will see him out of action for at least nine months. Click HERE for more.

In a statement confirming the retained list, Rovers wrote: “Everyone at the club would like to thank all players departing this summer for their efforts and commitment during their time at Rovers and wish them the best for their future careers.”

Lawlor departs Rovers having made 85 appearances in four and a half years for the club. After claiming the number one jersey for his first year at the club, he exchanged spells in goal with Marko Marosi.

The 26-year-old started the first seven league matches for Rovers last season before losing his place to loanee Seny Dieng, who was an ever-present thereafter. He joined Scunthorpe United on loan for the second half of the season and spent this campaign with Oldham Athletic but his campaign was curtailed by injury.

Gomes made 55 appearances for Rovers during two years at the club. He won the League One player of the month for September last year after netting four goals in the first five games of the season.

Academy graduate Amos made 25 appearances for Rovers after making his debut during the 2016/17 season as a 16-year-old. The timing of the halting of football last season due to the pandemic hurt the Northern Ireland U21 international who was making headway in the team. He managed 13 appearances in all competitions this season.


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