Terry Bramall ‘up for the fight’ after revealing lack of faith in Sequentia

Terry Bramall and, left, former chairman John Ryan.
Terry Bramall and, left, former chairman John Ryan.

Terry Bramall this week came out fighting as Doncaster Rovers continue to battle their way out of trouble.

A productive week has seen Paul Dickov’s rejuvenated side extend their unbeaten run to three games and move four points clear of the drop zone in the process.

Rovers celebrate Abdoulaye Meite's (right) goal against Charlton.

Rovers celebrate Abdoulaye Meite's (right) goal against Charlton.

And Bramall echoed the renewed spirit on the field at Monday night’s fans’ forum when he told supporters he too was “up for the fight”.

Since talk of a takeover surfaced last summer, Bramall has been keen to keep things in-house and has been reluctant to play out negotiations with Sequentia Capital in public.

But this week he reinforced his long term vision for the club, while also revealing one of the major stumbling blocks in talks with Sequentia Capital - a lack of faith in their ‘£20 million offer’.

Bramall said: “There’s been all this talk about [Sequentia] having bank statements with £20 million but I never felt that £20 million would come to Doncaster Rovers.

“I think Doncaster Rovers stands a much better chance of investment by staying with the current owners.

“If we get a deal that we think is going to be better for the club, better for you as supporters, and better for the town, let me tell you we’ll be the first to accept it.

“It’s an exciting ride we’re on,” he added, reflecting on the last six months.

“I’m sorry we can’t give you the outcome of it yet, but we’re certainly up for the fight.”

Meanwhile, Dickov’s men will be relishing Saturday’s visit of Middlesbrough after confidently brushing aside Charlton on Tuesday night.

“I’m not going to say this is a turning point because it’s still tight down there,” said Dickov, following the 3-0 win.

“We’ve got just as big a game on Saturday - Middlesbrough are on a good run - so we have to keep our standards right up there and keep getting results.”