Doncaster Rovers: Foundations are in place

Chris Brown receives the Supporters' Club player of the month award for April from chairman Len South
Chris Brown receives the Supporters' Club player of the month award for April from chairman Len South

Chris Brown has urged the next manager of Doncaster Rovers not to fix something that isn’t broken.

The 28-year-old striker, who like the majority of his teammates is out of contract this summer, is watching on with interest as the club steps up its search for Brian Flynn’s successor.

Brown hopes his ‘best season ever’, which saw him find the net 11 times, will be enough to earn him a new deal for next season’s Championship challenge.

And the Doncaster-born forward hopes to be reunited with plenty of familiar faces when Rovers return from their well earned summer break.

“I would obviously love to stay,” Brown told The Star.

“We’ve got a great bunch of lads at the club at the moment, and that includes the players and staff.

“The amount of respect the lads have for each other is just massive.

“Everyone worked their absolute socks off to achieve what we did, and it was brilliant to see the likes of Adam Smith (analyst), Ben Rome (physio) and Lee Butler (goalkeeping coach) enjoying the celebrations last week.

“There’s a great togetherness and spirit among the group. That’s something we can hopefully build on and add to next season.

“There’s obviously a lot of lads out of contract in a few weeks time and until the club appoint a new manager you’re never quite sure what will happen.

“But hopefully whoever comes in will build on the foundations already in place.”