Doncaster Rovers: FA Cup run ‘may have bearing on what we do in January’

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

The financial rewards of an FA Cup run could help Doncaster Rovers add to their squad this month, Darren Ferguson has said.

Rovers or Rochdale will collect £67,500 in prize money for winning this weekend’s third round tie.

A prize of £90,000 is on offer in the fourth round.

Ferguson has hinted he would like to bring in another attacking player.

“We’ve got a big, big cup game at home which has got a huge motivation for us to get in the fourth round - which may have a bearing on what we do in January if we get through it and get a good tie,” said Ferguson.

“There’s one or two players I’m interested in but a lot of clubs are interested in players at this time of the season. And there’s a price. If there’s a lot of clubs after one particular player it can be difficult.

“I’m not one for changing massively in January. I don’t think it makes any sense.”

Ferguson says he is yet to decide on whether to renew Harry Toffolo’s loan deal. The left back has returned to Norwich City with a broken foot.

“The squad as a whole has got decent enough balance to it,” he said. “The injury to Toffolo, there’s got to be a decision made there.

“There’s one or two that will be made available for loan to get some more game time, to try and help them and with one eye on next season as well.”