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Lamine Diatta: Clear to play for Doncaster after receiving international clearance

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Senegal international Lamine Diatta has finally received international clearance on his move to Doncaster.

The 36-year-old penned a two-month contract at the Keepmoat Stadium last week, but was unable to make his debut in the defeat at Birmingham on Saturday as the paperwork had not been completed.

Diatta, who has won 40 caps for Senegal and played a major role in the African country's journey to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals, has previously played for Newcastle, St Etienne and Lyon but has been without a club since his release from Tunisian side Etoile Sportive du Sahel earlier in the year.


Meanwhile, Doncaster skipper Brian Stock believes there are positives to work on ahead of their clash with Leicester this weekend.

Rovers were denied a second successive win at Birmingham on Saturday when Marlon King's late brace cancelled out Marc-Antoine Fortune's opener.

But Stock insists their performance gives them hope for the forthcoming visit of Nigel Pearson's side.

"We need to pick our heads up and move on and focus on the next game," Stock told the club's official site.

"We created a lot of chances against Birmingham and Southampton, which is a positive.

"The manager wants us to play at a high tempo and the determination to close players down was evident. We need to draw on that against Leicester."