Rovers’ midfielder Dean Furman spoke to doncasterroversfcco.uk about returning to Bradford City this weekend.
Dean enjoyed a successful season with the Bantams during his teenage years and admitted that he was relishing going back.
“I went there as a 19 year old on loan from Rangers and I absolutely loved my year there,” he said.
“The only regret I had was that we didn’t make the play-offs or go up when we were in a great position with only a few games to go.
“That said I really enjoyed my time there and it helped shape my career so I’m looking forward to going back there.
“At Rangers I was predominantly on the bench or I was playing reserve team football, so to be playing in front of thousands of fans really helped me progress as a player and under Stuart McCall’s guidance I think I developed.
“I was playing in front of 13,000 supporters at Valley Parade which was incredible for League Two; the atmosphere was electric and when we were winning the supporters really made us feel like we were top players – it holds a special place in my heart and I’m really looking forward to going back.
“When I left Bradford there was an option for me to go back but I was honest with the manager [Stuart McCall], who I really enjoyed playing for, and I told him that if anyone comes in for me from a higher league I would need to go there to push myself at a higher level – that is the opportunity I got with Oldham.”