Doncaster Rovers re-sign goalkeeper on emergency loan deal

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Doncaster Rovers have completed a fresh emergency loan deal for goalkeeper Joe Lumley from Queens Park Rangers.

The 25-year-old joined Rovers last Friday and featured in the clashes with Sunderland and Blackpool.

The terms of an emergency loan states it can only be agreed on a one-week basis and requires that a fresh deal is completed each week for as long as both clubs wish it to continue.

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Players signed on emergency loans must start any match they are available for, meaning Lumley will be in goal for Rovers in Sunday’s trip to Carlisle United in the FA Cup.

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Rovers hope to retain Lumley until January and have a tentative agreement with QPR to that fact.

In January Rovers will look for a more sustainable option to the goalkeeping position, which was impacted when Josef Bursik was recalled by Stoke City, leaving them with Louis Jones as the only senior option for the position.


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