Zain Westbrooke reveals why he won’t be short of motivation to perform for Doncaster Rovers

The next six weeks could be among the most important in Zain Westbrooke’s career.
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The midfielder reportedly attracted Championship interest after playing a key role for Coventry City as they were promoted from League One in the 2019/20 season.

But his move to Bristol Rovers didn’t go to plan and he left the club in January ahead of the expiry of his contract there this summer.

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Now 26, Westbrooke joined Doncaster Rovers on a short-term deal until the end of the season last week and made his debut off the bench in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Northampton Town.

Zain Westbrooke.Zain Westbrooke.
Zain Westbrooke.

"I need to have an impact to get my career going again,” he said.

"It’s something I have to do for myself, not just the team."

Westbrooke described himself as a technical player who likes to create chances for his teammates to score – and someone who can score goals himself.

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His 12-minute cameo at the weekend was just his fourth appearance since August and first since October.

Discussing the last few months, former Chelsea and Brentford youngster Westbrooke said: “I haven’t had much of a routine as you you do when you are signed at a club.

"I needed to leave and get out and start playing again. I have just been waiting for the right opportunity and right fit for me. I feel this is the one.

"3pm on a Saturday is always the best time in football. I have definitely missed something in my life, to get that back is really nice.”