Doncaster Rovers: FIVE transfer listed as Darren Ferguson begins re-shaping squad

Harry Middleton, Mitchell Lund, Andy Williams, Cedric Evina and Ross Etheridge have all been transfer-listed by Rovers
Harry Middleton, Mitchell Lund, Andy Williams, Cedric Evina and Ross Etheridge have all been transfer-listed by Rovers

Striker Andy Williams is one of five players placed on the transfer list as Darren Ferguson begins to shape his squad for life in League One.

Youth team graduates Harry Middleton and Mitchell Lund have also been transfer-listed as Ferguson gets ruthless ahead of the step-up in divisions.

Goalkeeper Ross Etheridge has unsurprisingly been made available for a move after falling down the pecking order at the Keepmoat.

And Cedric Evina, who was transfer-listed last year, has also been instructed to find a new club.

Of all the transfer-listed players, Williams is perhaps the most surprising having netted 12 goals in a campaign peppered with injuries.

The 30-year-old scored 16 goals last term as Rovers were relegated. His current record for the club stands at 28 goals in 93 appearances over two seasons, with one year left on his contract.

Full back Lund - who is contracted until 2019 - endured a difficult campaign having suffered kidney damage at the end of August which kept him out until the New Year.

He was sent out on loan to Wrexham in February and made just one substitute appearance on his return.

The 20-year-old made 29 starts in League One last season and was rewarded with a three-and-a-half year contract in December 2015.

Two other players given lengthy deals at that time are also on the transfer list.

Midfielder Middleton - also under contract to the summer of 2019 - made 30 appearances this season with 19 coming off the bench.

The Doncaster-born 22-year-old has made 78 appearances for his hometown club.

Ferguson will be hoping for more luck in moving on Evina this summer after struggling to do so in the January window.

The left back rejected the opportunity of a loan move to another League Two club in the last transfer window and has been a bit part player since.

Evina was a regular starter in the first half of the season but was frozen out in mid-December. He began to appear on the bench once again as injuries hit in February and March but managed just one appearance. His deal expires next summer.

Keeper Etheridge has found himself struggling for first team opportunities since arriving at the club last summer.

He was the first choice keeper at the start of the season but a string of mistakes saw him fall behind Marko Marosi in the pecking order.

Etheridge - who has a year remaining on his contract - was loaned to Alfreton in December and recalled when Marosi suffered an injury.

But Rovers then signed Ian Lawlor, who has established himself as the first choice goalkeeper since his arrival.

When Marosi returned from injury, Etheridge was loaned to Lincoln City where he managed just two appearances in two months.