Doncaster Rovers: Suk-Young arrival ‘down to Harry Redknapp’

Doncaster's new signing Yun Suk-Young. Picture: Andrew Roe.
Doncaster's new signing Yun Suk-Young. Picture: Andrew Roe.

Rovers have Harry Redknapp to thank for the arrival of South Korean star Yun Suk-Young, according to Paul Dickov.

Dickov’s popularity and blossoming reputation among his managerial peers have been key in landing fellow loan stars Reece Wabara and Federico Macheda this season.

But the Scot was keen to thank Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp for allowing the highly-rated Suk-Young to make the move to South Yorkshire as cover for James Husband.

The 23-year-old, who has joined Rovers on loan until December, shot to prominence at the London 2012 Olympics as he helped his country land a bronze medal.

Suk-Young was linked with Manchester City before leaving Chunnam Dragons to join QPR in January.

“We’re lucky to have him,” said Dickov.

“We thought he might be a little bit out of our range because there were some top Championship clubs in for him on loan.

“But Harry [Redknapp] has been great and he’s looked after us on that one.

“He’ll bring a lot of energy for us, he’s a top player.

“He’s someone who is rated very highly the game. QPR nicked him from a lot of big clubs.”

Suk-Young is in line to make his full debut against Brighton on Saturday after he was thrust into action as a second half substitute at the Riverside.

He had met his new teammates for the first time just hours earlier.

Dickov joked that he hoped the 4-0 defeat had not put the South Korean off joining Doncaster.

Dickov quipped: “He might want to go straight back after watching that performance!

“We hoped to get him up there [to Middlesbrough] just so he could have a look at us first and see how we play - but I wish we hadn’t now!”