Doncaster Rovers sign French defender

Doncaster Rovers have signed Mathieu Baudry from Leyton Orient on a free transfer as confirmed by their club website.

The French defender had been at Leyton Orient since 2012 and has been there when they reached the League 1 final and until this season when he was released after a mediocre year where they failed to put forward a promotion challenge like was expected from the O’s.

This release may come back to haunt the East London club though as he has now joined the recently relegated Doncaster Rovers on a two year deal. This season Doncaster will be hoping to get back into League 1 at the first attempt and Baudry will hope to secure the defence.

Baudry is the fourth player to sign for Doncaster after their relegation from League 1 with Tommy Rowe, Ross Etheridge and Matty Blair all joining in recent weeks as Darren Ferguson aims to rebuild the team in his image.

Following the signing of Baudry, Ferguson said: “He’s a very good centre half who can play in a back two or three. He’s aggressive in the way he plays as well as being very good on the ball.

“He has lots of experience and knows the league very well. He was outstanding when he played for Leyton Orient in League One and got to the play offs, so I know he can play at a high level.
“He is going to be a real key player for us and was one of my top targets. It’s taken a while but we’ve managed to get this done and I’m delighted.
“He understands what I’m about and how I want to play which suits him and I’m really looking forward to working with him. He’s a brilliant signing for the football club.”


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