Matty Blair on contract situation at Doncaster Rovers

He may be knocking on the door to declare his readiness for a return to first team action but Matty Blair says he will leave it to Doncaster Rovers to make the first move over his contractual situation.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 10:56 am
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 5:11 pm

Blair – who has been out of action since mid-September with a groin injury – will reach the end of his contract in the summer.

While admitting it is alien territory for him to not be clear on his future, the 30-year-old has pledged patience as he waits for Rovers to declare their intentions.

“I’ve not been in this position too many times in my career,” Blair said. “I won’t let it affect me too much now either. I know I’ve had an injury that’s gone on for much longer than it needed so I’m just fully focused on that.

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“I will wait patiently for my turn,” he added.

“If they want to talk to me then great. If they think ‘no, that’s it’ I’ll shake their hands and say cool.

“I’ll wait for the club to make the first move.”

The versatile midfielder underwent an operation in October after discovering surgery was required following a misdiagnosis of his original injury.

Blair completed 45 minutes for Rovers’ U23s on Tuesday and is awaiting the green light to be involved at senior level once again.