Doncaster Rovers Complete Signing of Midfielder John Bostock

Doncaster Bostock

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder John Bostock.

The 29-year-old has signed an 18-month deal with the promotion-chasing League One side.

John Bostock Joins Doncaster Rovers

Fresh Start

Bostock had been full of promise in his early days with Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur. However, the midfielder has not seemed to fulfill his maximum potential. Since leaving Spurs in 2014, Bostock has plied his trade in Belgium, France and Turkey.

In 2019/20, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan for the season, before leaving Toulouse permanently by mutual consent.

On his return to England with Forest last season, Bostock featured in nine games, providing two assists.

For a midfielder with a wealth of experience, like Bostock, stepping down to League One could be the perfect way to get his career back on track with an exciting club like Doncaster Rovers to match.

Rovers are currently fourth in the League One table and with games in hand on those around them, have a very good chance of being thereabouts for promotion to the Championship come the end of the season, should they remain consistent.

Having lost Ben Whiteman to Preston North End in recent weeks, Doncaster were thin in central-midfield, John Bostock’s arrival will certainly help fill the void.

Suitable Signing

Manager Darren Moore told the club: “He’s an exceptional player. He fits in with the culture and the DNA that we’ve tried to bring in at this football club over the last season and a half so we’re really pleased.

“He wants to come and play for Doncaster Rovers – he’s shown a wonderful appetite. We’ve just got to work together now to make sure we give him the right platform to perform.

“There was a shortage in that midfield area,” Moore added. “And now we’ve got someone who will fill that and give us a wonderful option in terms of his experience, and his technical ability.”

Continuation of Low-Cost Transfer Business

Doncaster continue to utilise a low-cost recruitment method within the loan market and acquiring of free agents. Bostock is the club’s third addition of the winter window, following the arrivals of goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe and winger Elliot Simoes on loan from Brentford and Barnsley, respectively.

Rovers host AFC Wimbledon at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow night (Tuesday, 25, January), though Bostock was not signed in time to be eligible to play. He will have to wait for the weekend trip to Lincoln City‘s Sincil Bank for his inaugural outing.


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