DONCASTER ROVERS: Paul Quinn joy at Rovers deal

Paul Quinn
Paul Quinn

SCOTTISH defender Paul Quinn finally put pen to paper on a 12-month contract with Doncaster Rovers yesterday.

Quinn initially rejected the club’s terms but said he was ‘happy to be here’ after agreeing what is thought to be a slightly better offer.

“I’m delighted to finally get signed and settled,” said the 27- year-old former Cardiff City defender.

“It’s a good club and I’ve known it’s a good club having played against Doncaster. The facilities caught my eye when I came round a week or two ago and I made it quite clear that I wanted to come.

“But we had to do a bit of work behind the scenes to finally tie the deal up.”

Predominantly a right-back throughout his career - though he has also turned out at centre-back - Rovers’ boss Dean Saunders had been keen to finalise the deal transfer following the departures of James Chambers, James O’Connor and Mustapha Dumbuya since the end of last season. Having dropped down from the Championship, the same as Rovers, Quinn is keen to get back playing in the second tier of English football.

“I think that the management and players share the same ambition as me in that they want to be the highest they can,” he said.

“Right now we’re in a false situation (in League One) and we want to be in the Championship where we should be, so we’re going to have to push on to get there.

“I’ve come here and will give everything I’ve got, that’s all I can do. As footballers you give it everything you’ve got and I’m no different.”

Quinn. who has played in two friendly games, is likely to make his competitive debut for the club in tomorrow’s home Capital One Cup first round tie against League Two newcomers York City.

“I’ve had my fair share of scalps during my time so you can’t underestimate any team,” he said. “They’re there on merit and we have to be focused.”

He added: “We want to win the tie and get through but it’s not going to be easy and if anyone thinks that then that’s the wrong attitude.”