Transfer latest: Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson playing game of patience in quest for reinforcements

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

Darren Ferguson insists he is prepared to play the patience game as he looks to add three more players to his Doncaster Rovers squad.

As well as securing a return for Jordan Houghton on loan from Chelsea, Ferguson is looking to bring in a centre half and another midfielder before the closure of the summer transfer window at the end of August.

While the start of the season may be just three weeks away, the Rovers boss says he will not panic in his search for new additions.

“I think we’ve got to be patient,” Ferguson told the Free Press.

“I look at the situation now and I’m comfortable with where we’re at.

“Certainly, if we get Jordan, another midfielder and another centre half, they’re the areas I’m focused on.

“I’m fine in the full back areas and I’m okay up front.

“But I look at centre half and if anything was to happen to Andy Butler, I think we need that sort of type.

“We’re being patient to make sure, if we can, we get the right one.

“I’m not going to panic and just get anyone.”

Ferguson also revealed he remains fully confident that striker John Marquis will sign a new contract before the start of the season.

Rovers head to Tadcaster Albion on Saturday following their 9-0 triumph at Armthorpe Welfare in the first friendly of the summer.

On Tuesday they host Derby County in their first home warm-up game.