Darren Moore is pleased by the positive response of Doncaster Rovers fans to his appointment as manager.

The 45-year-old was appointed to replace Grant McCann at the helm at the Keepmoat Stadium and is looking forward to next season.

Moore, who spent two years as a player at Donny, was harshly sacked by West Brom last season in March despite the Baggies being 4th in the Championship. He is now ready to prove people wrong with the Yorkshire side in League One.

Doncaster finished 6th in the third tier last season and are hoping to replicate a similar campaign next term.

He has said, as per a report by the Doncaster Free Press: “I’m really pleased with the response that I’ve had from the supporters in general. It’s been excellent. Hopefully they recognise the love and respect I’ve had for them.”

I gave my sweat and blood for the club and left the tears to them. That’s the way I looked at it. My desire and commitment is the same. The appetite is the same. That’s why when the job came up I had no hesitation.”

He added: “I remember at the time here, I stayed when a lot of my teammates were going. I stayed put and my job at the time, especially in the second year when we were struggling, was to make sure Rovers kept their league status.”

“I have got an attachment with supporters and the area. It really does feel good coming back.”