Loan signing Iain Hume made an instant impact in his first appearance for Rovers by setting up Billy Paynter’s opening goal of the season.
Hume, who joined the club on Friday, stated his delight at moving south to Doncaster after finding opportunities hard to come by at North End;
‘I spoke to the manager a couple of weeks ago, before Stocky went, and he stated what he needed to do before I could come in. He wanted to bring Billy [Paynter} in and replace Stocky – the fact that he stated his interest in me made it a no brainer for me.
‘It went quiet for a couple of weeks, but Dean had said to me from the first week that he wanted me in. It was just a matter of doing my job at Preston and keeping my head down knowing that something was going to happen.
‘There was an element of doubt whether it was going to go through or not, but I found out yesterday (Friday) morning that it was a done deal.
‘The chance to play games at a club that wants me, and is pushing for promotion, helps a lot, especially when you’re on loan – I wanted to be a part of a side that is pushing to get out of this league.
‘The fact that there are a few named players here that have been around a while made it easier for me. I watched highlights of the young lad Kyle Bennett who looks a good prospect; he was one of the ones I didn’t know. I have either played with or against everyone else, so that made it a lot easier coming in.
‘A club that has come down with the players they have got, looks like having the makings of a side that can push back up, and I want to be a part of that and do my bit to help. I’m extremely happy and looking forward to it.
Hume was introduced into the game against Yeovil Town on Saturday. However, he admitted he was nowhere near full match fitness and that there is still more to come from him.
‘It was the first time I had been on the pitch this season and I didn’t feel too bad. Hopefully, in the next two weeks I can get as fit as possible and show what I can do.’
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