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Doncaster Rovers cast eyes over departed Burnley and Wrexham pair

Doncaster Rovers have taken Deji Sotona and Rory Watson on trial, as per a report by the Doncaster Free Press.

Doncaster Rovers are casting their eyes over the free agent pair as they weigh up their transfer options ahead of next season in League Two again.

Attacker Sotona, who is 20-years-old, cut ties with Burnley at the end of last term following their promotion to the Premier League. Goalkeeper Watson, on the other hand, last played for Wrexham.

The Doncaster Free Press report that the duo were in Rovers’ squad for their pre-season friendly against non-league side Boston United on Tuesday night.

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Sotona would give Doncaster more competition and depth in attacking areas if they decide to offer him a deal. At the age of 20, he has the potential to grow and develop in the future and may feel he has a point to prove following his release by Burnley.

He was on the books at Manchester United from 2016 to 2020 and played for the Red Devils at various youth levels before moving to France to join OGC Nice. The Republic of Ireland youth international wasn’t able to break into the first-team in Ligue 1 and was loaned out to Brentford B team before moving to Turf Moor in January.

Watson could be seen by Rovers as someone to bolster their goalkeeping department. He was at Hull City from 2014 to 2017 and had loan stint at Gainsborough Trinity and North Ferriby United to gain experience.

Scunthorpe United then snapped him up in 2016 and he went on to play 50 times for the Iron over a six year period. Wrexham then landed him last year but he didn’t make an appearance for the Red Devils as he just provided back-up between the sticks.

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