Rovers fans encouraged to pay homage to record breaking midfielder.Record breaking James Coppinger will be presented prior to Saturday’s FA Cup game with a golden football to honour his amazing feat in a Doncaster Rovers shirt.
Coppinger stands on the verge of making a club record 469th appearance for Doncaster and will be duly rewarded by a special memento to be given by Len South (Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club), Martin O’Hara (Viking Supporters Co-operative) and Rob Johnson (Doncaster Rovers Supporters Group).
Fans are also asked to applaud in the 26th minute to mark this special achievement.
Marketing and Communications Manager Ryan Murrant said: “It’s important that the fans are involved with presenting this award to James.
“To give 12 years service to the club and show such professionalism should be recognised and celebrated.
“He’s managed to outlast many players, managers and even a stadium, but not the fans who’ve paid to watch him home and away over the last 468 games!”
“We’ve had numerous requests from fans for the applause in the 26th minute and we can confirm that this will be happening and we’re looking forward to it!”
See Copps in Cup action when Rovers host Stalybridge. Tickets can be BOUGHT ONLINE HERE or by calling 01302 762576.