Gillett out to repay O'Driscoll

Midfielder keen to stay at Doncaster in the long term

Gillett: Enjoying time at Doncaster

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Simon Gillett is happy Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll never lost interest in signing him as he considers a long-term stay at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The midfielder joined Doncaster on a two-month loan deal from Southampton earlier this month and he has made three Championship appearances to date.

O'Driscoll had made numerous attempts to sign the 23-year-old in the past before finally persuading Saints to let Gillett leave St Mary's.

Gillett had struggled for first-team football at Southampton this season and is now eager to repay O'Driscoll for his perseverance.

"It is always nice to know that you are wanted by the manager and I am really thankful to the manager for persevering," Gillett told the Sheffield Star.

"I just want to come up here and play as well as I can for both him and the team and just see how it goes.

"I'd certainly be very happy to stay beyond December, which is when my loan period runs out."