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McCombe Expecting More Success

15 August 2012

Defender Jamie McCombe spoke to Rovers Player having signed for the club earlier last week.

The former Huddersfield Town stopper spoke of his desire to play more football and help Rovers get back to the Championship at the first time of asking. 

‘It feels good to be here,’ he said.

‘I’m glad that I’m here and I’m looking forward to playing games.

‘There’s a good setup here. It’s a club that has been playing at a higher level , and  I’m here because I believe we can get back there. 

‘There was always pressure at Huddersfield; everyone expected us to do well and I think we were even favourites to win the league. 

‘Last season we ended up fourth and got promoted, and the season before that we lost in the play-off final, so there was big expectation. I’m sure there will be expectation from the Rovers’ fans for us to go straight back up too; there’s no reason we can’t. 

‘As footballers we thrive on these sort of things, looking up the league rather than trying to stay in it. This year we will be in with a good shout of automatic promotion for definite.

‘Doncaster is a team which I fancy strongly to do well, and being from South Elmsall I know quite a lot about the club. During my career I have played in seven play-offs and been promoted automatically, so I’ve always been playing for something at the end of the season. It’s always nice to be playing for something positive.

‘With the players we have got, although it is a small squad at the minute, there is no reason why we can’t go up.

‘Dean was a big part of the reasoning why I came to Doncaster. He sold the club to me in what he wanted to achieve. It’s always good when you’ve got your sights set on bigger things.

‘First and foremost I’m looking to establish myself in the team.  I’m looking to get as fit as I can and play as many games as possible, and hopefully at the end of it come out with another promotion.

‘There is one thing for definite; I always give 100%, which is massively important in football. First and foremost you’re representing Doncaster, but you represent yourself and your family. Being a Yorkshire man, I’m a very proud man, so I always give 100%.’

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