Defender aiming to well at Doncaster after being pursued by gaffer.
Doncaster Rovers latest recruit Mathieu Baudry said that he could not wait to impress the fans at the Keepmoat Stadium having joined the club on a two year deal.
The former Leyton Orient captain also cited the influence of manager Darren Ferguson upon his transfer.
“I like to impress new people and when I’m on the pitch I want to make the fans like me and I’m hoping to do that,” said the 28 year old.
“I’m happy that it’s gone through, I’m really excited to get started.
“I almost worked with Darren before, I knew him and have always liked him and wanted to work with him – he’s one of the best managers in the lower leagues and the way he talks about football is exciting. The knowledge he’s got is impressive.
“I didn’t really want to play in League Two, I wanted to go to League One but he was the reason really (that I came here) as he made me believe in his project and believe in what he wants to do so I thought “Why not?” and that’s why I’m here.”
Baudry, who lost on penalties in the 2013/14 League One play off final while at Orient, believes that Rovers now have the squad to be competing at his and their natural level.
“You can see with the players that have been brought in already that they show ambition and back it up so it’s a project and sometimes you have to take a step back to go to where the club belongs and I’m excited,” he continued.
“You can see early doors that there’s four decent signings – I’ve played against Tommy Rowe and you would argue that he’s one of the best midfielders in League One, never mind League Two, while the goalkeeper (Ross Etheridge) had a great season at Accrington.
“I want to be in the Championship, I think I can do it and I needed to find a project that would help me get there. You’ve seen with clubs like Burton and Bournemouth that you can move up the leagues quickly.
“I believe that Doncaster was my best option to get where I want to go, I believe the club can start from League Two and if we do well next season then it’s not going to stop there.”
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