Doncaster Rovers Make Fourth January Signing With Striker Caolan Lavery

Striker Caolan Lavery runs and points during match

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of striker Caolan Lavery.

Lavery is the club’s fourth signing of the January transfer window following the loan additions of Todd Miller, Ben Nelson and James Brown.

The striker joins following a short stint with struggling National League side Scunthorpe United, where his contract expired.

He has signed an 18-month deal with Rovers.

Doncaster Rovers Sign Experienced Striker Caolan Lavery

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Lavery provides Rovers with another option in attack. The 30-year-old has plenty of experience across the Football League, having sported the shirts of both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, as well as Bradford City and Walsall.

Danny Schofield‘s side could do with another goalscorer with first-choice striker Goerge Miller well clear in the scoring charts. Miller has struck 11 times this season, at least six clear of any of his teammates.

Back-up striker Kieran Agard has only managed three, all be it, important goals.

Schofield is still putting his own imprint on the South Yorkshire side and the signing of Lavery may help his cause.

Lavery has bagged nine goals in 19 appearances for Scunthorpe this season and managed to keep fit, something he has struggled with over the years.

He hasn’t exactly been prolific in League Two, scoring one goal in his 19 appearances for Bradford City in 2021/22. However, having kept fit and found some goalscoring form further down the pyramid, Lavery will hope to replicate that with promotion hopefuls, Doncaster, providing forwards like Miller and Agard with some valuable competition.

What They Said as Striker Lavery Hopes to Strengthen Doncaster

New signing Caolan Lavery told doncasterrovers.co.uk: “I’m delighted to get this done. It’s been going on for a few days now so I’m happy to finally get it over the line and get going.

“I’ve had a nice start to the season and scoring goals is what people want so hopefully I can do that here.”

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Head coach Danny Schofield added: “It’s a player we’ve been aware of for a while. He’s really experienced, he’s had a number of clubs and he scores goals and I think he’ll make an impact here.

“He’s scored nine goals in 19 games this season. To score in a team who is at the bottom of the league, it’s positive for him to be able to do that and show those attributes in a team that aren’t at the top of the league.”

Lavery will take the number 31 shirt at Rovers, who next face a trip to Mansfield Town on Saturday, January 28.