Doncaster Rovers could be regular loan destination for Premier League club's youngsters

Leicester City see Doncaster Rovers as an ideal club to blood their young players on loan deals, according to the Foxes’ U23s boss Steve Beaglehole.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 6:46 pm
Leicester City
Leicester City

Former Rovers boss Beaglehole guided his side to a 3-0 win over Rovers in the Trophy on Wednesday night.

He revealed that the Premier League side would be happy to accept any approach from Rovers over loan moves for young players.

“We’ve got a loans manager and a big part of his job is to look at teams and how they play and the philosophies of the club,” Beaglehole said.

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“We’ve got players out on loan from the U23 group in league clubs. We’ve got one in the Championship at the moment.

“There are certain clubs that we think are a good place to develop our players and Doncaster will certainly be one of them because of how they play and because we know the manager.

“We would be more than happy for that to happen.”

Beaglehole worked with Darren Moore when the current Rovers boss was a player at the club in the mid-90s and the two have remained in contact ever since.

And Beaglehole revealed Moore had contacted him about several Leicester youngsters when he took charge at the Keepmoat in the summer.

“He asked me about one or two players when he arrived back at Doncaster and those players are going to be playing on Wednesday night,” Beaglehole said.

“I know he is still interested in those. He’ll always get an honest opinion from me.

“I’m not always going to say ‘yes’ on somebody if he’s not quite ready,

“He’ll always know what I think. In terms of one player that played on Wednesday night, he knows what I think.

“There are other opinions and, at the end of the day, it’s up to Darren.

“Similarly, if there was a young player at Doncaster or someone that had played against Doncaster in League One, someone we were looking at to recruit, I would ring him up and ask him his opinion.

“I think he’s a good judge of a player.”