An insight into Max Watters' future at Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore sees a future for Max Watters at Doncaster Rovers as the youngster approaches the end of his current contract.

By Liam Hoden
Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 11:45 am

Watters was sent out on loan to Maidstone United last month and could spend the rest of the campaign with the National League South club.

But Moore says the door is open for the forward at Rovers, should be progress with access to regular match time at senior level.

“He’s got all the attributes,” Moore told the Free Press.

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“He’s a powerful man, he can play in a variety of positions in that front line. He boasts tremendous speed.

“He’s got an eye for goal and gets in the right places.

“We feel Max has all the right pedigree but probably needs to believe in himself a little bit more.

“He’s got wonderful attributes and hopefully going out on loan will enhance those attributes.

“When he’s playing on that front line of men’s football he’ll start getting into more positions and more belief that he’s got potentially a wonderful future in the game.

“That potential needs to be nurtured and brought out of him and that is what we’re trying to do.

“What the players need - Max, Alex Kiwomya, Shane Blaney - is minutes on the pitch.

“They are trying to bridge that gap back to the first team and the only way to do that is by playing games.”

The 20-year-old has made six appearances for Rovers this season, and been involved in a further ten matchday squads.

Watters’ loan is set for an initial month but is likely to continue on with Rovers having a 24-hour recall after the first 28 days.

“With him being behind the likes of Coppinger, Sadlier, Okenabirhie, Cole, Ennis, Taylor, I just felt it was right for him to get some minutes under his belt,” Moore said.

“He’s gone down to Maidstone and hopefully he’ll get some good game time down there.

“We’ll have a look at him in 28 days and if we feel the need to bring him back, we can.

“Hopefully he’ll have played some games and bridge that gap back to the first team.”