Doncaster Rovers: Tom Anderson capture gets seal of approval from Tommy Rowe

Tom Anderson and John Marquis
Tom Anderson and John Marquis

Tom Anderson has been backed to continue to shine for Doncaster Rovers after making a permanent move to the Keepmoat this summer.

The towering centre half made a big impression while on loan with Rovers from Burnley last season – despite spending time sidelined with a broken cheekbone.

Anderson signed a two-year deal with Rovers last month and will join up with the squad today for the first day of pre-season training.

And team mate Tommy Rowe believes Anderson will establish himself as a key player for Rovers in the seasons to come.

“He’s a great lad,” Rowe told The Star.

“I got on really well with Tom.

“He came in at a time when we were struggling defensively with numbers and he stabilised things for us.

“He came and did incredibly well in certain games – the Portsmouth one in particular.

“He’s very level-headed. He works really hard.

“I think he’ll balance that back line lovely with Joe Wright and Andy Butler.

“He’s just going to add that bit more strength to the team.”

Anderson is one of only two signings made so far by Rovers, along with youngster Max Watters.

With Rovers continuing their search for a new manager with final interviews due to take place today, assistant manager Gavin Strachan will oversee the start of pre-season at Cantley Park.