Doncaster Rovers appoint Gerry Taggart as chief scout

Gerry Taggart
Gerry Taggart

Former Northern Ireland international Gerry Taggart has been appointed as Doncaster Rovers’ new chief scout.

The 44-year-old played alongside boss Paul Dickov at Leicester City and was previously the Scot’s assistant manager at Oldham Athletic.

Taggart told Rovers’ official website: “It’s a big step forward that the club are making and you’ve got to give credit to the board because they’ve backed the manager in creating this role and this shows we’re taking the recruitment of players very seriously.

“It’s a major step forward in trying to recruit the right sort of players for Doncaster.

“It [recruitment] starts now, it’s ongoing as we speak.

“I’m not going to go into too much detail but let’s just say that there are still plenty of players being watched.”

He added: “I think a good team is reflected in its manager and you only have to look at how Paul was as a player to see the type of player that fits Paul’s style and, to an extent my style, as we both played the game in the same way.”