Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press, Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has said that the club had identified the man they want to bring in to fill the gap left by John Marquis after he left to join fellow League One side Portsmouth earlier this summer.

Doncaster Rovers have found the man they want to come in to replace John Marquis after he left to join Portsmouth earlier this summer.

Rovers have already moved to bring two strikers in on loan this summer, with Niall Ennis joining from Wolves and Kaziah Sterling coming in from Spurs. Ennis opened his account for the club with a stunning strike on Saturday while Sterling also provided a threat for Moore’s side.

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After the game, Moore spoke to the Doncaster Free Press about the latest on the club’s search for a new number nine, stating that they have identified the man they want to bring in and talks have been held with the striker.

“We’re not sitting here scratching our heads thinking who is it to be,” Moore said.

“We know where we’re going, we know who it is, we know who we’d like to bring it in. It’s just about getting it over the line. The player, talking to him, he wants to come and get on with his football. Hopefully, it’s an environment he wants to come to and enjoy playing his football.

“We want him in as quickly as we possibly can. As soon as we get him in the sooner we can get to work and settle him down, see the dynamics of the team and understand it.

“If it was possible, yes,” Moore said when asked if the deal would be on a permanent basis.

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“But if not then a loan deal would be fine just to get him in. “Hopefully we can get it over the line.”

The window for Doncaster to complete a deal for the unnamed striker closes in just over a week, so Moore and Rovers fans will be hoping they can press on with a deal over the course of the week.

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