Why Darren Moore is happy to let his focus shift from making signings for Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore feels Doncaster Rovers’ recruitment drive is in good hands when he switches his focus to matchdays.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 6:15 am

Moore insists he cannot allow himself to be distracted from the business of football matches while the club looks to make signings this month.

As games approach - such as this weekend’s clash with Coventry City - Moore has taken a backseat in the hunt for new additions but says he is happy for other individuals to take the lead, including chief executive Gavin Baldwin.

“When it gets to this stage of the week, I only see the game because that is the importance of it,” Moore said.

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“And when it’s the right time to step back on the pedal and drive it to try again, I will do.

“At this stage I try to maintain the focus on the game.

“It’s really important.

“We’ve got a really good team coming here on Saturday that over the last few seasons have shown real progression and sustainability and are probably one of the leading contenders in the division really.

“We’re all together in it. If it needs to fall elsewhere, it will. We’re all under the Doncaster Rovers badge.

“My goal right now is to keep up the momentum we’ve had and try to build on it.”

Moore has been pleased with the contribution of the club’s new talent identification manager Adam Henshall since his appointment in November.

And he says Henshall is busy assessing targets for both the long and short term.

“It;s been great having him on board,” Moore said.

“He’s got stuck in and it’s been like water off a duck’s back.

“For his part there has been lots of work to be done and that’s what he’s been brought in here to try to do.

“He is here to try to bring the right personnel in here.

“It’s taken time, it’s taken a large amount of work and we’ll continue to work.

“The beautiful thing is that we’re all working together to try to do it.”