Update on Doncaster Rovers' link with move for former Aston Villa youngster

Doncaster Rovers are not in the race to sign former Aston Villa midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes, the Free Press understands.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 5:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 5:28 pm

It was reported on Tuesday that Rovers are among a number of League One sides ready to offer a deal to the 21-year-old, who was released by Villa in the summer.

Portsmouth, Hull City, MK Dons and Blackpool have also been linked with Doyle-Hayes.

While it is understood that Rovers have previously considered the midfielder as a potential signing, they will not be tabling a contract offer at this point.

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Jake Doyle-Hayes

Doyle-Hayes made three senior appearances for Villa, all in the League Cup but struggled for opportunities at first team level.

The Republic of Ireland age group international spent last season on loan at Cheltenham Town, making 36 appearances in a five-man midfielder during the run to the League Two play-offs. He won the division’s player of the month award for August.

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