DONCASTER ROVERS: Brian Flynn delighted to get caretaker role

Ex-skipper: Brian Flynn
Ex-skipper: Brian Flynn

BRIAN Flynn was a bundle of enthusiasm on his first day in temporary charge of Rovers and says he had no hesitation in stepping into the breach.

The experienced Welshman, a former Doncaster captain, led training for the first time yesterday with the help of current skipper Rob Jones.

“Hopefully we’ll have a good week [in training] and finish it with a win at Stevenage,” said 57-year-old Flynn.

“I’ve certainly got one thing going for me; whatever happens next at this club, there’s some really good players here.

“It’s an unusual situation we find ourselves in,” he added.

“It’s not often that you’re looking for a new manager when you’re top of the league.

“But in football you shouldn’t be surprised by anything. “It didn’t surprise me that I got the call [to take temporary charge] and I was delighted to accept it.”

Flynn made more than 50 appearances for Doncaster during two spells at the club in the 1980s.

He will speak to the media for the first time since his appointment as caretaker boss tomorrow.

Rovers chairman John Ryan was also at Cantley Park yesterday to address the squad upon their return to training.

Ryan told The Star: “We’re joint top of the league, the wheels are not broken, we just have to continue what we’ve been doing to win promotion.

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the applicants so far.

“It just shows me and the rest of us that Doncaster Rovers are a very highly thought of football club.”