Doncaster Rovers: Wellens priced out of a return

A return to Rovers for Richie Wellens is looking increasingly unlikely.
A return to Rovers for Richie Wellens is looking increasingly unlikely.

A Rovers return for Richie Wellens is looking increasingly unlikely according to boss Paul Dickov.

Wellens’ current situation has priced him out of a move back to Doncaster.

Though the midfielder has been urged to find a new club by Leicester, he remains under contract at the King Power Stadium.

And Dickov says matters would have to change considerably for the transfer to become a possibility.

“At the minute he’s got a year left at Leicester,” Dickov told the Star.

“Richie is out of our price range right now.

“The link comes from me knowing him well – I was his team mate for two years – and the links he’s got with this club.

“But a lot of things would have to change to make that move happen.”

Dickov also revealed he will not be dragged into a bidding war for the services of Scunthorpe United winger Mark Duffy.

Rovers had an initial bid turned down by Iron boss Brian Laws last week.

And Dickov admitted a second bid had also been dismissed.

He said: “We have a valuation for Mark and we’re not going to be pushed on that.

“We won’t be held to ransom on anyone.

“I wanted to keep the bids confidential but they’ve chosen to make them public.

“Maybe they’re trying to get an auction going for him but we’re not going to get dragged into anything like that.

“He’s a quality player, a creative lad with a bit of steel and we would like to have had him.

“But we’ve got plenty of other irons in the fire.”