Rovers tie up Ilunga loan
Saunders makes second signing since taking charge
Last Updated: October 4, 2011 1:05pm
Ilunga: Has completed a loan move to Doncaster after falling down the pecking order at West Ham
Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of defender Herita Ilunga on a three-month loan deal from fellow Championship side West Ham United.
Skysports.com revealed on Monday that new Rovers boss Dean Saunders was poised to land Ilunga following last week's capture of Pascal Chimbonda.
The 29-year-old full-back brings a wealth of experience to the Keepmoat Stadium, having represented St Etienne and Toulouse before joining the Hammers on loan in 2008.
He established himself as a first-team regular for the then-Premier League side after making a permanent move to Upton Park in 2009, but has fallen behind George McCartney in manager Sam Allardyce's pecking order this season.
Ilunga has not featured in the Hammers' first team since the shock Carling Cup defeat to Aldershot and will stay with Doncaster until 3rd January.
He becomes Saunders' second signing after former Tottenham defender Chimbonda joined Rovers on a short-term deal last week.