DEADLINE DAY: Doncaster Rovers clinch Robert loan

FRENCHMAN Fabien Robert has joined Doncaster Rovers on loan from Lorient until the end of the season.

Robert, 23, is a relation of former Newcastle United star Laurent Robert.

The attacking midfielder’s arrival, which is subject to international clearance, boosts Dean Saunders’ offensive options following the sale of Billy Sharp and with James Coppinger facing at least five weeks on the sidelines.

Robert, a former France Under 20 international, has not signed in time to feature at Hull City tonight.