Doncaster Rovers: ‘There are goals in this team’ - Chaplow

Richard Chaplow
Richard Chaplow

Richard Chaplow is convinced Doncaster Rovers have the necessary firepower to make their mark on next season’s League One.

The 30-year-old, who helped Southampton gain promotion to the Championship in 2011, will be expected to provide the bullets from midfield.

Rovers struggled for goals last term, particularly at home, and their wastefulness in front of goal was a source of much frustration inside the Doncaster dressing room.

However, Chaplow reckons - following the addition of Andy Williams - his new team have goals in their locker.

“Obviously Andy Williams up top will be very beneficial for us,” Chaplow said.

“He scored a lot of goals in this league last season and he knows what it’s all about.

“Then you’ve got Nathan Tyson and Curtis Main who scored a healthy amount last season too.

“There’s definitely goals in the team.

“From getting promoted out of this league with Southampton myself, I felt the squad had goals in it and that’s what you need.

“There are a lot of teams in League One that are very similar. But if you have that cutting edge you obviously have the advantage and I think Paul [Dickov] has tried to get that.”

On the signings Rovers have made this summer, Chaplow added: “I think it just proves we’re serious this season about being in the top half and staying in the top six.

“The club was doing well last season until the latter stages of the season and fell off it a bit.

“From speaking to Paul he wants to be in and around that top six and fighting for promotion. Obviously as a player that’s exactly what you want to hear. He’s made some key signings already.”