Flynn flies in to aid Doncaster Rovers

BACK ON BOARD: Former Rovers skipper Brian Flynn in back in Doncaster to lead the club's recruitment strategy.
BACK ON BOARD: Former Rovers skipper Brian Flynn in back in Doncaster to lead the club's recruitment strategy.

DEAN Saunders has called in former Wales caretaker boss Brian Flynn to aid his recruitment drive.

Former Rovers skipper Flynn has returned to Doncaster to lead the club’s scouting operation, an agreement first reported in the Free Press last month.

Rovers are set to shake up their recruitment strategy and Flynn was top of Saunders’ list to head the operation due to his knowledge of young talent built during almost a decade in charge of Wales U21s.

The two built a strong relationship in the Wales national team set up when Saunders assisted John Toshack.

He said: “It’s great to get Brian in with us as he has vast experience, I know him well and he is someone I trust.

“He knows the club having played for and captained them.

“He will be looking out for elite players for us and if we get promoted he will provide us with a list of players we can look at.”

Flynn first joined Rovers during the 1985/86 season but left at the end of the campaign.

He returned on non-contract terms in August 1987 but left to become player-manager of Wrexham.

He spent 12 years in the hotseat at the Racecourse ground before being dismissed in September 2001.

Flynn became manager of Swansea City in 2002 but lasted six months in the job.

He then became Wales U21 boss, stepping up to manage the senior team on a caretaker basis between the stints of John Toshack and Gary Speed.