Doncaster Rovers: James Coppinger agrees contract extension

James Coppinger
James Coppinger

James Coppinger has committed his future to Doncaster Rovers, the Free Press has learned.

Contract negotiations with the 33-year-old - Rovers’ longest serving player - reached a successful conclusion earlier this week.

The midfielder resumed training at Cantley Park on Tuesday after an extended deal had been agreed by all parties.

Coppinger will officially put pen to paper once John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson formally complete their takeover on July 18.

He is thought to have snubbed advances from other clubs to potentially bring down the curtain on his career at Doncaster.

Coppinger joined Rovers from Exeter in 2004 and last season became only the fourth player in the club’s history to surpass 400 appearances in all competitions.

His new contract - thought to be a two-year deal - is almost certain to include a testimonial next year.

See this week’s Doncaster Free Press for more.