Bramall to stay on at Doncaster

Doncaster owner Terry Bramall will continue running the club following Louis Tomlinson's failed takeover.

Last Updated: 21/07/14 at 10:55

Keepmoat Stadium: Home to Doncaster Rovers

Keepmoat Stadium: Home to Doncaster Rovers

One Direction star Tomlinson and former Rovers chairman John Ryan's bid to buy the League One side collapsed on Thursday when it was rejected by the Football League.

Rovers will therefore remain in the hands of major shareholders Dick Watson and Bramall, who has vowed to back manager Paul Dickov in the transfer market as they aim for promotion back to the Championship.

"It was with reluctance we agreed to the takeover simply because we have been pleased with the journey the club has made since our time as owners both on and off the field," Bramall said in a statement on the club's official website.

"However John and Louis both have a clear passion for the club and we did not want to stand in their way.

"Our primary motive throughout the negotiations has been to secure the future of Doncaster Rovers and to ensure the club is in a position to thrive both on and off the field while protecting the future of all staff.

"Hence why we agreed to write off our loans to the club as part of the proposed takeover agreement

"While we did not expect to be in this position, the opportunity that has presented itself is one that is welcomed with a positive attitude.

"We are looking forward to working with Paul Dickov, Gavin Baldwin and the rest of the senior management team and they of course will have our full support.

"We appreciate the difficult situation Paul has found himself in through no fault of his own.

"The delay in transfer activity has of course had short term impact on our season preparations but we are hopeful as a board we can support Paul with a playing budget that allows him to achieve all of our ambitions for a return to the Championship."

Breaking news, transfer gossip, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - delivered direct to your mobile. Sign up for Sky Sports Alerts

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Gary Neville: Liverpool are in danger of becoming a provincial club

Liverpool are stuck in the mud and in danger of becoming a provincial club, according to Gary Neville.

Emmanuel Adebayor's Tottenham future to be talked over after season

Mauricio Pochettino says no decision has yet been made over striker Emmanuel Adebayor's future at White Hart Lane.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company