Doncaster Rovers: Jones carrying on regardless as shortlisting looms large

Rob Jones
Rob Jones

Rob Jones insists he does not concern himself with the matter of how long he will remain in charge of Rovers.

Jones is currently acting as caretaker manager as Rovers continue their hunt for the man who will replace Paul Dickov.

The closing date for applications for the job is this Friday with the club planning to conduct interviews over the following fortnight.

The club’s time frame suggests Jones will have at least three more games in charge of the team.

But he says he is not looking beyond this weekend’s trip to Sheffield United.

“Stability doesn’t really matter to me,” Jones said.

“I will do my utmost and my 100 per cent until I am told otherwise.

“Whether that is a week, a month, irrespective.

“I love what I’m doing.

“I’m very comfortable in the surroundings I’m in and I want this team, this football club to move forward.

“As long as I’m in charge, that’s exactly what I will aim to do.”

Jones has refused to publicly comment on his own potential interest in the role, though his passion for the position he currently occupies is clear to see.

While still a contracted player with the club, Jones in nevertheless leading training each day and has limited his own time on the training ground.

He said: “I joined in for 20 minutes on day last week but that has been it. That’s not long enough to get me fit.

“I’ve been taking each session.”

Rovers look likely to have a two week window without a game in order to appoint the new boss.

They are due to visit Millwall on October 10 but the Lions have warned they are likely to call the game off due to international call-ups.

Should that happen, the game will instead be played on Tuesday, October 27.