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Doncaster Rovers Sign Ollie Younger From Sunderland

Ollie Younger

Doncaster Rovers have signed Ollie Younger from Sunderland on an 18-month contract.

The 22-year-old defender is Rovers’ third addition of the January transfer window.

Ollie Younger Becomes Doncaster Rovers’ Third Signing of January Window

Another Position That Needed to Be Filled

Doncaster Rovers’ third addition of the window fills yet another position that needed to be filled. Rovers have struggled with depth throughout this year’s dismal League One campaign and Ollie Younger can add another option to a defence lacking in them.

Ro-Shaun Wiliams, a summer signing by Rovers, has been out for a large period of time, returning v Fleetwood Town before being absent again. Captain Tom Anderson has suffered a recurrence of an injury he sustained earlier in the season too. Leaving Doncaster having to play the likes of versatile leader Tommy Rowe and right-back Kyle Knoyle in the centre-back role.

Younger has made eight appearances in his time at Sunderland and has gone elsewhere for more game time.

Before Sunderland, he came through at Burnley and had been named on the bench by Sean Dyche for a game v Swansea City in February 2018.

More Positive Signs for Rovers v Cambridge but Same Result

Rovers lost again on Tuesday night, 3-1 away at Cambridge United. Much like against Wigan Athletic, there were again positive signs but the end result was also the same, a loss.

The additions of Kieran Agard and Josh Martin appear to have sparked new life into Rovers but they are not reaping the rewards just yet.

Following the game, Doncaster boss Gary McSheffrey said, as quoted by “I think the opening 45 is the best we’ve played, and if we keep reaching that level then I can’t ask any more of them.”

Perfect Opportunity

Upon signing for Rovers, Younger told the club website: “I’m delighted to be here. It was a massive opportunity for me that I could not turn down.

“I want to play matches, and this is the perfect opportunity for me to be around a first-team environment and get some games under my belt.

“I have experience of playing at Wembley where there were big expectations so those opportunities have really provided me with hunger.

“I am an aggressive and brave defender who loves to put their body on the line. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”

Younger is available to face MK Dons when Rovers travel to Stadium MK on Saturday, January 22.


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