Latest news: Doncaster Rovers sign ex-Bantam Syers

INCOMING: Former Bradford City midfielder David Syers has become Doncaster Rovers' first signing of the summer.
INCOMING: Former Bradford City midfielder David Syers has become Doncaster Rovers' first signing of the summer.

DONCASTER Rovers have completed their first signing of the summer after snapping up midfielder David Syers on a two year deal.

The 24-year-old spent the last two seasons with Bradford City after rising up through non-league football.

Leeds-born Syers attracted interest from several clubs after his contract at Valley Parade expired but opted to join Rovers after hearing from boss Dean Saunders.

He said: “I came down and met Dean and ever since then there’s been no looking back.

“It’s an unbelievable club and Dean really sold it to me.

“After meeting him it was a case of when can I sign, not if.”

Syers joined Bradford on non-contract terms at the start of the 2010/11 season after impressing while on trial.

But a goal against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on his debut pursuaded then-Bantams boss Peter Taylor to offer him a deal until the end of the season.

Syers went on to make 39 further appearances for Bradford that season, netting another nine goals and earning another year at the club in the process.

Last season he made 19 appearances and scored two goals.

Starting his career at Ossett Albion while still at school, Syers also played for Harrogate Town, Farsley Celtic and Guiseley before his successful trial with Bradford.