Doncaster Rovers: New boy Taylor-Sinclair has ‘point to prove’

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
Aaron Taylor-Sinclair

New boy Aaron Taylor-Sinclair has a point to prove after arriving at Doncaster Rovers according to Paul Dickov.

The left back joined on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic yesterday after a frustrating year split between the fringes and the treatment table.

And after arriving from his native Scotland a year ago accompanied by much fanfare, Dickov says the 24-year-old has something to show.

“He’s got a point to prove and he wants to play,” Dickov said.

“He was still under contract at Wigan so he could have stayed there and picked up his money and got in the comfort zone.

“He’s got the bit between his teeth, he really wants to come and play football and I feel we’ve got a real talent here.

“We’re delighted to get him.”

The Scottish full back played just one game for the Latics last season, a League Cup clash with Burton Albion.

Taylor-Sinclair arrived at Wigan on a free transfer last summer after impressing for Partick Thistle.

And Dickov revealed he had a keen interest in the full back before his move to the DW Stadium.

He said: “This time last year Aaron was a player out of contract in Scotland and we went and watched him at Partick Thistle probably seven or eight times that season.

“He had a lot of interest from a lot of big clubs and we just missed out on him.

“We actually tried to get him on loan in October time but he picked up an injury, funnily enough in the game I watched him play.

“We know a lot about him. He’s played a lot of games for someone who is only 24.

“He had a really big reputation in Scotland and I’m delighted to get him.”

Taylor-Sinclair says the two managerial changes at Wigan last season saw him pushed onto the fringes at the club.

But he feels the experience has made him stronger and more determined to succeed.

He said: “I had a few injuries, the first of my career. That took its toll.

“Then there was the changing of the manager but that’s just a part of football, something you have to deal with and I’ve had to learn that.

“It’s something that has made me a stronger person and hopefully I can take that forward and build something here.”

Taylor-Sinclair is set to make his first appearance in Rovers colours in tonight’s friendly against Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat.