Harrison Biggins: Doncaster Rovers Make First Summer Signing

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Doncaster Rovers have confirmed the signing of midfielder Harrison Biggins on a two-year deal.

Biggins, 26, joins as a free agent having left Fleetwood Town in the summer. Biggins spent five years with the Cod Army.

Doncaster Rovers Make Harrison Biggins Their First Addition of the Summer

What Biggins Said

Upon joining Doncaster Rovers, Biggins told the club website: “It’s a great feeling to get the deal signed and sorted. I’m just looking forward now to coming in and getting going.

“The club speaks for itself and the intentions this season are to go back up, that is my aim and I want to be successful here.”

Biggins made 32 League One appearances for Fleetwood last season, scoring five goals and assisting two. He helped them stay in the division but Doncaster Rovers were not so lucky, dropping down to League Two.

Manager Gary McSheffrey added: “He had good options in this division and if he’d hung around he might have had even more but it shows what type of lad he is that he wanted to get the deal done here.

“For us it was about getting someone with the core values that we’re looking for and he ticks pretty much every box.”

Before Fleetwood, Biggins played non-league football for Stocksbridge Park Steels. He also spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Barrow.

The new head of football operations James Coppinger added: “Harrison is everything we are looking for both as a person and a football player.

“A high energy, forward-thinking midfielder with an eye for goal, he is full of character to complement the players we already have at the club.

“I’m really excited to see him progress his career here with us at Doncaster Rovers.”

Times a Changing

This transfer is McSheffrey’s first summer signing after taking over in December 2021. It’s James Coppinger’s first arrival as head of football operations, a role he took up just weeks ago.

Fans will be delighted to see the club’s intention to get business done early.

This summer is an important one for Rovers who head into League Two in the unknown, really. The club is making it clear the plan is to achieve promotion, however, after the dismal showing last season, it’s hard to believe they’re in a place to go ahead with that. Only further additions and improvement on the football pitch can convince.