Update on Doncaster Rovers' contract talks with trialist Charlie Seaman

Darren Moore has given right back Charlie Seaman until the end of the week to make his decision on whether to sign for Doncaster Rovers.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 4:00 pm

The 20-year-old and his representatives have been in negotiation with Rovers for more than a week, after he was offered a contract following a successful trial with the club.

But Moore has now set a deadline of the end of this week for a decision from the former Bournemouth full back - after which he will move onto other options for the position.

“I had a chat with his representatives yesterday and we’re still back and forth at the moment,” Moore told the Free Press.

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“It’s now back in their hands and they’re going to come back to me in the next 24-48 hours or as soon as they possibly can.

“We’ve not reached an agreement yet and that’s where we’re at.

“We’ll wait and see.

“I’m hoping, certainly by the end of this week, that we’ll have something done. Otherwise we’ll have to draw a line under it.”

Seaman joined in training with Rovers late last month and featured in the friendly against Manchester United U21s.

A former scholar with Bournemouth, he signed professional terms in 2018 but was released earlier this summer without making a senior appearance for the club. He did spend time on loan with Dundee United, Maidstone and Eastleigh.

Moore hopes to add cover at right back, with Brad Halliday the only out-and-out option in the position.

And he sees Seaman as the perfect fit.

“We’ve got people in the team that can fill in there if it does come down to it,” Moore said.

“But with Charlie we see him as an out-and-out one that can step in there.

“That is why we are pursuing him. And he’s the right type for us for where we are.

“If we can do it then great but at the moment we’ve not reached an agreement yet. Hopefully we ca by the end of the week.”

Rovers signed Andy Butler and Ed Williams following successful trials this summer and were preparing a formal offer to midfielder Jordan Davies, who opted to join Wrexham.

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