James Coppinger leaves door open on 'one more year' in BBC interview

Doncaster Rovers legend James Coppinger has tantalisingly left the door open for a possible re-think on his plans to retire at the end of this season.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 1:27 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 6:59 pm
James Coppinger. One more year? Photo: Howard Roe

The 40-year-old featured on BBC’s Football Focus on Saturday and was asked by Mark Clemmit whether this season really will be his last.

Coppinger said: "When you say it like that! I think it's tough. It's been a difficult season in more ways than one, with Covid, and when I set out into my final season I genuinely thought the fans would be back in January.

"Obviously coming back into the team, doing well, there’s a lot of people asking me to play one more year. So who knows?"

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James Coppinger – One more year’ and ‘Thanks for the memories’ were displayed on digital advertising boards during the Charlton game after Rovers fans pledged over £700 on a GoFundMe page to send a message to their hero.