Coppinger makes Forest move

Doncaster winger set for reunion with ex-boss O'Driscoll

James Coppinger: Talking to Nottingham Forest about rejoining his former Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed long-serving winger James Coppinger is to join Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan.

Coppinger, who moved to the South Yorkshire club in 2004, has been talking to Forest ahead of Friday's transfer deadline about a deal which will see him reunited with ex-Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll.

League One outfit Doncaster say the two clubs have agreed for the ex-Newcastle trainee, 31, to move to the City Ground until 2 January.

Rovers boss Dean Saunders, who succeeded O'Driscoll at the Keepmoat Stadium last September, said: "I was aware that this type of thing could happen right up to the deadline.

Plans

"I have got plans in motion, that when I can, will allow me to add to the squad further.

"'I didn't want to lose Copps but these sorts of things happen in football - we have to move on.

"I will continue to plan for Saturday's game at Yeovil Town and will not allow it to detract from the way we play."

Coppinger has played 341 times for Doncaster, scoring 35 goals, and was instrumental in helping them win promotion to the Championship in 2008.