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Copps Eyes Record

1 August 2014

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Midfielder James Coppinger has declared that he wants to become Doncaster Rovers' most decorated player.

Long serving midfielder James Coppinger has confirmed that he is focussed on setting the club record for the number of appearances for the football club.

Coppinger signed a two year contract yesterday to extend his ten year stay with Rovers and, having recently surpassed the 400 game mark, wants to cap it off by toppling Colin Douglas’ figure of 444 games in the red and white.

“I’d like to think that after ten years service, where I’ve given my all in the 400 games for the club, that I can go on and surpass the record hopefully and play as many games as I can for them,” he said.

“I never wanted to leave the club; I’ve been here ten years so I’ve always had the club at heart really. As soon as the gaffer phoned me and said there's something on the table there was no question about coming back.”

Coppinger said that he was “overwhelmed” by the response of the fans at the recent Sheffield Wednesday fixture and has already dropped hints about a testimonial for next year.

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