Doncaster Rovers: No deal yet for Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke

Free agent Peter Clarke has held talks with Rovers boss Paul Dickov, the Star understands.

But reports the centre half will sign for the club imminently are wide of the mark.

The former Huddersfield Town skipper has met with Dickov to discuss the possibility of joining Rovers.

However, no contract has been put to the 32-year-old at this stage.

Clarke has held talks with several other clubs as he looks to secure his future following his release by the Terriers after five years with the club.

But he has yet to make a decision regarding an ideal new employer.

Rovers’ League One rivals Preston North End, Barnsley and Fleetwood are all reported to have expressed an interest in Clarke.

He made 28 appearances for Huddersfield last season, missing three months of the campaign due to medial ligament damage.

Rovers are on the hunt for new defensive options following the departures of Abdoulaye Meite and Gabriel Tamas, plus the on-going recovery of long-term injury victim Rob Jones.

Clarke represents the experience Dickov consistently craves for his back line.

The club currently have former Sheffield Wednesday right back Jon Otsemoboor on trial.

Ex-Derby County midfielder James Bailey is also training with Rovers this week and has been tipped to sign.

Rovers have been linked with a move for Ishmael Miller, who was released by Nottingham Forest at the end of the season.

Dickov wants Miller to be his ‘statement signing’ according to reports.

Reports that Hull City have entered talks with Rovers over a transfer for full back James Husband are wide of the mark.