Doncaster Rovers will today complete the permanent signing of Sheffield United right back Craig Alcock, according to Doncaster Free Press. The defender has spent the past two months on loan at Keepmoat Stadium and will now make the move from Bramall Lane.

The 28-year-old has impressed during his time with Darren Ferguson’s men and is certainly enjoying a run of regular games. He has found life difficult in Sheffield as he has struggling to break into Nigel Adkins’ starting eleven, mainly because of the amount of strength they have in his position. John Brayford, Kieron Freeman and Kieran Wallace are all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Alcock is also very familiar to Ferguson, having enjoyed time together during their time at Peterborough United, which is where he played prior to Sheffield United. Donny have enjoyed a fine run of form in recent weeks and have jumped back into the top half of the League One table. They are now only six points off the final play-off position.

The Truro-born defender began his professional career with Yeovil Town, where he went on to play over 100 games for the Glovers. He then made the move to Posh in 2011 as they began their life in the Championship and they successfully managed to avoid relegation for two seasons. He spent one season back in League One, before moving onto the Blades.

Alcock’s first official game as a permanent Doncaster Rovers player would be this weekend as they take on Premier League opposition in the form of Mark Hughes’ Stoke City in the FA Cup Third Round at Keepmoat Stadium.


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