Diouf agrees new Rovers deal

Senegal star set to stay with Doncaster until the end of the season

El-Hadji Diouf: Senegal forward has netted twice in four league appearances for Rovers

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El-Hadji Diouf has agreed to extend his stay at Championship strugglers Doncaster Rovers until the end of the season, according to boss Dean Saunders.

Diouf made a surprise short-term move to the Keepmoat Stadium last month and has quickly impressed his new team-mates and supporters with a series of hard-working displays.

Saunders believes the controversial Senegal star is enjoying his football again - despite facing a tough relegation battle with bottom-side Rovers.

The Welshman is hopeful the 32-year-old, who is currently sidelined by a hamstring injury, will put pen to paper on the new deal in the coming week.

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"What's important to Dioufy is that he's got a smile on his face here at Doncaster"

Dean Saunders

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"Dioufy feels very welcome here and he's agreed to stay for the rest of the season," Saunders told the Doncaster Free Press. "That's great news for us.

"He's a top player and he would get into most teams in the Premier League.

"He's on ten per cent of what he was earning last season - and he's on ten per cent of what he could be earning elsewhere.

"But what's important to him is that he's got a smile on his face here at Doncaster."