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26 James Coppinger Midfielder

  • Nationality: English
  • Date of Birth: 10.01.81
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 10 st 3 lb
James Coppinger

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Player Sponsor: The Wheatsheaf Pub, Cirencester
Home Shirt Sponsor: Chloe Boyer
Away Kit Sponsor: Goodnight Sleeptight Beds 

One of the most gifted footballers Rovers have, or indeed ever had, Coppinger is in his 13th season at the club and holds many records and accolades.
At the start of the 16/17 campaign “Copps” had amassed 493 appearances for the club and scored 49 goals. He is one of just four players to reach 400 first class appearances for Doncaster Rovers. 
“Copps” as he is most commonly known started his career as a trainee for Darlington in 1998 before moving to Premier League Club Newcastle United. In 2002 he moved to Exeter City and made 82 appearances for the club. 
In 2004 Dave Penney brought the midfielder to Rovers and he has been a constant feature ever since. His greatest moments at the club include his sublime hat-trick in a 5-1 victory over Southend in 2008 and more recently scoring “that goal” at Griffin Park as Rovers beat Brentford in the dying seconds of the match to win the League One trophy in 2013. 
Having gone through 2 promotions, 2 relegations and a Football League Trophy win, Coppinger scored 3 goals in 44 games during the 15/16 season. 

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