Doncaster Rovers: Darren Moore on Rakish Bingham's prospects of starting at Wycombe Wanderers

Rakish Bingham has every chance of making his first start for Doncaster Rovers at the weekend after opening his goalscoring account on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 2:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 7:34 pm
Rakish Bingham slots in his first goal for Doncaster Rovers against AFC Wimbledon

That is the verdict of boss Darren Moore who has been impressed with progression of the striker since he signed a short term deal with the club earlier this month.

Rovers travel to League One leaders Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday with the 26-year-old firmly in contention to be handed his full debut after scoring the second goal in the 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup first round replay.

“He had a chance to start on Tuesday – that is where he is at,” Moore said. “Like I said about Joe Wright the other week, he is a ready to step in so as and when I call upon him to start, I’ll have no qualms with putting him in.”

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Bingham has shown his goalscoring touch in outings for the club's U23s since first arriving on trial last month and Moore was pleased to see him transferring that into senior action in midweek.

He said: “We feel with the way we play, we create chances in games and it’s nice to have people with the scoring prowess of Rakish on the end of them.

“You could see with the way that he finished that one off and how he got on the end of it, he sniffed the chance and then showed the power and the energy to get to it.

“James put it on a sixpence for him but you’ve still got to finish them off.

“He’s played some games for the U23s and scored in those.

“He’s been as clean a striker of the ball in training as I could have hoped to see in the shooting sessions.

“Over the weeks he has been building and building and we agreed that we would try to give him 30 minutes.

“It played out just how we wanted it to and him getting on the scoresheet was really pleasing.”