New signing Anderson awaiting debut.New Doncaster Rovers signing Keshi Anderson revealed how quick a transformation it has been for him having made the step from semi professional football to the Premier League in less than a year.
Anderson – who signed for Crystal Palace from non league Barton Rovers – has arrived at Keepmoat Stadium with the intention of tasting Football League action for the first time.
“I’ve been wanting to get a good loan move and Doncaster have come in so I’m happy to be here and get some experience,” he said.
“Fitness-wise it’s been a bit of a test, getting to the level of where others are performing at. Physically I’ve had to bulk up too but I’ve fitted in well and back myself in terms of ability.
“It was crazy when it (the move) happened. This time last year I was playing semi-pro and then a year down the line I’m at a Premier League club.”
The livewire forward has performed well enough in the Crystal Palace development side to gain recognition from manager Alan Pardew and described his best attributes as Rovers fended off other interested parties.
“I’ve come in to training after the game on Monday and the gaffer (Pardew) has pulled me in to the office as I was getting my breakfast – I thought I was in trouble! – and he said that there’d be a few teams interested and he said personally he thought I should come here.
“Obviously I’m always going to take what the gaffer says. I thought it was a good move, to play league one. He said that it would probably be the best move for me.
“I like to think that I bring a lot of energy to the team and am always on the move. I like to think that I’m a good goal scorer so hopefully I can come in to the team and get some goals and push the team up the league.
“It’d be good to get some playing time at league level. I’ve got 6 goals in 5 games so hopefully I can come in on Saturday, get a game and a goal and take that in to the next game as well.”