Doncaster Rovers: Club hope to sell midfield duo in transfer window

David Syers
David Syers

Rovers are hoping to offload David Syers and Kyle Bennett in the January transfer window, the Free Press understands.

Both men were identified as saleable assets early in the season as the club’s major shareholders plotted a way to break even this term.

And with first team prospects for the duo limited and both spending time out on loan, Rovers will press ahead with attempted sales.

Syers is currently on loan at Scunthorpe who are expected to pursue a permanent deal for the attacking midfielder when the transfer window opens following an impressive three month spell at Glanford Park.

Iron are likely to test the waters over Syers with a bid early in the window.

The attack-minded midfielder is out of contract at Rovers in the summer.

Winger Bennett spent a month on loan at Crawley Town earlier this season.

Though the Sussex side opted to not extend the deal it is understood it was more down to financial matters than Bennett’s performances.

Though he signed a new two year contract in the summer, the 23-year-old has managed just 48 minutes for Rovers this term.

The sale of one or both of Syers and Bennett will provide Paul Dickov with room to maneouvre during the transfer window.

The Rovers boss told the Free Press he was positive about the board’s reaction to the list of targets he delivered.

“The feedback I had from the discussion was good so fingers crossed,” Dickov siad.

“I’ve put a list of players to the board and I’ve spoken to them about what we want to do in terms of keeping players like (Federico) Macheda and getting Richie Wellens’ contract sorted.

“With Richie, it’s a deal that all parties want and it’s just a matter of getting the resources in line to make it happen.

“As for players coming in, we want to strengthen all over really and want to bring in players with quality and experience who are going to improve us.

“That’s easier said than done but we’ll be working at it.”