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Eyes on the Prize for Dean

5 July 2014

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International wants domestic success...again

While the race to get to the World Cup final in Brazil hots up, Doncaster Rovers’ very own international Dean Furman has his eyes on next season’s prize already.


The South Africa Captain returned to the fold this week and has made his intentions abundantly clear citing the “mission” that lies in store.


“It’s great to be back.  The lads are all in good spirits and we know we have a big mission on our hands this year to get straight back up to the Championship.


“Everyone wants to set the ground running from day one and I think everyone was keen to get back for pre season. You can see that from the fitness levels that the boys are showing so far.”


Furman arrived permanently from Oldham Athletic last term, where he linked up with former Latics boss Paul Dickov and the Scot’s tough training regime has taken its toll on the squad.


“The first couple of days of training have been tough. There’s been lots of running and fitness, but we have to find that base level of fitness before the pre season games begin,” said Furman.


“The first game always hits you hard after the break, but as footballers that’s what you look forward to. We want to play matches. You can do as much training as you want but there is no feeling like playing a match so we’re all excited for the first game.”


in preparation for the first day of the season, a mere 34 days away.Bradford Park Avenue and Lincoln CityRovers kick off in non-competitive fixtures next week against


“Yeovil is a big game on the first day of the season. We want to get off to the best possible start. It’s a tough game against another team who were in the Championship last year. They will also be looking to go straight back up so there’s no doubt it will be a big game.”


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