Doncaster Rovers head coach Darren Ferguson has told the Sheffield Star, with the comments being reported by the Doncaster Free Press, that he is confident of keeping John Marquis at the club.

The 24-year-old striker was Doncaster’s star man last season, scoring 26 goals which were key to the South Yorkshire club getting promoted from Sky Bet League Two at the first time of asking. This was noticed outside of the Keepmoat Stadium as well with Marquis being voted as the 14th best player in the EFL.

However Doncaster became fearful that they might lose their star man this summer. He is now entering the final year of his contract and his form in League Two is sure to have attracted interest from other teams, though it is currently unknown if other teams are looking at signing him. Doncaster have been in talks with Marquis to get him to sign a new deal and now Ferguson has come out and said that he is confident that the former Millwall man will remain in South Yorkshire.

When asked about Marquis, he said: “That will be taken care of in pre-season,”

“I’ve said it several times before that I’m not concerned about that.”

“It’ll be done when I see him face to face.”

“His agent is absolutely fine but the boy has no intention of going anywhere else.”

“He really wants to stay and sign a new contract.”

“We’ll get that sorted.”

Marquis will return to competitive action for Doncaster on the opening day of the season fixture against Gillingham.

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