Grant McCann teases more transfer activity as Doncaster Rovers squad starts to take shape

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Doncaster Rovers have arguably been the busiest team in the EFL when it comes to getting transfer business done nice and early.

It's barely a month since their season ended in cruel fashion, via a penalty shoot-out defeat in the play-offs to Crewe Alexandra.

But manager Grant McCann and his staff have wasted little time in revamping the squad. After seven players were released and a handful of loanees returned to their parent clubs, it left Rovers with business to do to beef their numbers back up.

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And so far six signings have arrived. All areas of the park have been addressed, with Teddy Sharman-Lowe providing competition in the goalkeeping department after his season-long loan switch from Chelsea.

In defence, Tom Nixon has re-joined on a permanent basis from Hull City to boost the full-back options. In midfield, Harry Clifton and Joe Sbarra add real energy and bite to the engine room whilst Jordan Gibson and Ephraim Yeboah are exciting additions to the attacking options at McCann's disposal.

But it seems the manager isn't done there.

Speaking to the club's website, the Rovers chief hinted at a seventh arrival somewhere down the line.

"It's really about competition," said the Northern Irishman. "If you look at the group now, there's competition across every position.

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Grant McCann is wasting little time putting together Rovers' squad for next season. PIC: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.Grant McCann is wasting little time putting together Rovers' squad for next season. PIC: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.
Grant McCann is wasting little time putting together Rovers' squad for next season. PIC: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

"We feel need possibly one more in a certain area and we're working very hard to do that. Then as pre-season goes on maybe one or two younger ones will go out on loan for their development purposes.

"We're certainly in a stronger place than when I walked through the door last season in terms of our squad."

The transfer window only officially opened today (June 14) but Rovers are certainly ahead of the curve with two months to go until the new season starts.

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