Forum for the Future: High earners have to be moved on - Watson

Dick Watson.
Dick Watson.

ROVERS co-owner Dick Watson says a 60 per cent drop in income after relegation is the main reason why players have to be sold.

The wage bill is currently £1m over budget, despite only 12 senior players remaining under contract.

And while there has been no firm interest in Rovers’ biggest earners so far, Watson is confident the players will be moved on.

He told the Free Press: “Our business plan calls for some of the players on the biggest wages to move on and be replaced by others.”

For the full story and a two-page special report from Monday’s forum - including an extended interview with Terry Bramall and an exclusive update on Sporting Club Doncaster Rovers - see this week’s Free Press.