Doncaster Rovers: Darren Moore happy to take back seat with new head of recruitment set to begin work

Darren Moore has had one big wish since his arrival at Doncaster Rovers - that his phone would fall silent every now and then.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:28 pm
Darren Moore

Rarely does a meeting with the Rovers boss pass without being interrupted by at least one call.

And with January and the winter transfer window fast approaching, the number of calls he receives each day has steadily increased over the last few weeks.

Agents making it known that certain players are available, clubs giving responses to enquiries, reports coming in on potential targets - Moore's phone is constantly ringing.

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But the appointment of a new head of recruitment is set to bring some element of peace for Moore and allow him to focus on managing the players already at his disposal.

Adam Henshall begins work with Rovers this week after his arrival from League One rivals Shrewsbury Town.

And Moore is delighted to welcome him on board to take on much of the heavy work when it comes to potential signings.

"For me on a personal level it'll be a wonderful additional help because we'll have someone specifically in, working closely alongside myself and the staff, identifying the players that can move us on as a club for the future," Moore said.

"To have someone in working full time on that basis is exciting.

"I'm excited by it and it adds to the structure we have here and it helps us as a football club in trying to get better in the league and overall as we identify talent for the future."

Henshall is know for his analytical approach in assessing players and will take the lead on delivering a list of potential targets.

Moore says he is looking forward to beginning work with Henshall, putting in place plans for January and beyond.

"We'll work together," he said.

"He'll find out my intentions for the team going forward and succession planning.

"We'll sit down together and start mapping out who we see as the ideal individuals that we can bring into the club that will keep it moving forward."