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Brian Flynn has been appointed Doncaster manager on a deal until the end of the season.

Last Updated: 17/01/13 at 16:41

Flynn: Tasked with Rovers job

Flynn: Tasked with Rovers job

Former Wales Under-21 boss Flynn has been in temporary charge along with captain Rob Jones since Dean Saunders left the club 10 days ago to take over at Wolves.

The pair guided Doncaster to a 2-1 win at Stevenage last weekend to keep Rovers joint-top of League One.

The South Yorkshire club have decided to keep the current management team in place to ensure a "seamless transition" as they chase promotion during the second half of the season.

"We are pleased to announce that Brian and Rob have taken up our offer to manage the team and are now fully focussed on the game against Leyton Orient on Saturday," said Doncaster chairman John Ryan.

"Brian has a great history at the club and is being assisted by our current captain Rob Jones, who has earned the respect of his team-mates and fans this season through his commanding leadership.

"We had an overwhelming number of applications for the position, including former international and Premiership managers. However, after a detailed process we felt that our initial choice - Brian - was the best person to put in charge and would allow a seamless transition."

Flynn, 57, spent eight years in charge of Wales' youth teams before joining Doncaster as a scout in August.

The former Wrexham boss has been out of club management since leaving Swansea in 2004.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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