Doncaster Rovers: Need to play brought Dany N’Guesan to Rovers

Dany N'Guessan
Dany N'Guessan

Dany N’Guessan should have no trouble settling in after his switch to Doncaster Rovers.

The French forward already knows half a dozen of his team mates from previous clubs.

And the manager just happens to be a former team mate as well.

The 27-year-old’s relationship with Paul Dickov was a major reason why he chose Rovers for his latest move which he says has come at a pivotal point in his career.

“As a player, you want to go somewhere where the manager knows you and he knows what you can do if you go into the team,” N’Guessan told the Free Press.

“I have come to an edge now where I don’t say I’m old, but I don’t say I am young as well.

“At this edge, you want to be somewhere where you will play.

“I hope I have made the right choice.”

N’Guessan was a young player at Leicester City when Dickov was among the more senior players.

So he is well placed to talk about any changes in the Rovers boss since he hung up his boots and took up management.

He said: “He’s not really changed from what I have I’ve heard.

“I met him before I signed, we had a good chat.

“He’s a bit different from when he used to be as a player but that is normal as a manager.

“Inside he’s a nice guy, likes to laugh all the time, a very good bloke.”

N’Guessan feels his existing relationship with many of his team mates will ease him in to life at the Keepmoat – even if he has been threatened with a fine if he is caught speaking to Cedric Evina in French.

He said: “I know Richie Wellens from there as well and I know Richard Chaplow, Andy Williams, Gary MacKenzie and Cedric Evina.

“It’s always good when you know a few lads coming into a club. It will be more easy for me to settle in.”