Spicer links up with Rovers

Midfielder happy to work with O'Driscoll again

Spicer: Delighted with move

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Doncaster Rovers have snapped up midfielder John Spicer on a two-year contract.

Spicer was available on a free transfer after not being offered a new contract by fellow Championship side Burnley.

The 25-year-old worked with Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll at Bournemouth and is looking forward to a fresh start at the Keepmoat Stadium.

"I'm delighted with the move," Spicer told the club's official website.

Chuffed

"I watched Doncaster play in the play-offs and I saw the way that they move the ball and, knowing Richard (O'Kelly, assistant manager) and Sean, I know that they both like to play football. Looking at the stadium and the facilities; I'm chuffed with the move.

"It's nice to come to a manager who knows you already and you know them and how they work, plus their strengths and my strengths.

"I know that they like to play football and play the right way, which is the way that I like to play. Hopefully we can have a good two years together and a successful upcoming season in the Championship."

During three years at Burnley, Spicer was restricted to just 36 starts and struggled to make an impact after Owen Coyle took over as manager last year.