Defender agrees to mutual termination of contract.Rob Jones has departed Doncaster Rovers Football Club with immediate effect, we can confirm.
Both parties have agreed to mutually terminate the 36 year old’s contract as player and coach of the Development side.
Defender Jones signed for the club in the summer of 2012 from Sheffield Wednesday and had an immediate impact scoring some vital goals in the process.
Having initially skippered the side, Jones assisted Brian Flynn in helping Rovers achieve the League One title and with it an instant return to the Championship.
A severe shoulder injury ended his 13/14 campaign prematurely and ‘The Corporal’ – as he was affectionately known – has only made 15 appearances since; of which four came this season.
While away from first team duties as a player, Jones took charge of the Rovers Development side and led them to a second placed finish in the Final Third Development League last season; aiding the development of the likes of Mitchell Lund, Harry Middleton, Billy Whitehouse and Liam Mandeville who have become regulars in the first team squad.
A natural leader, Jones got his opportunity as caretaker manager after the dismissal of Paul Dickov winning one of his 6 games in charge.
The Club would like to thank Rob, who scored 11 goals in 78 appearances, for all his hard work and commitment during the previous three and a half years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.