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Crawford excited by Rovers style

10 July 2018

Attacking midfielder Ali Crawford says manager Grant McCann’s style of play was the reason behind singing for the club on a two-year deal.

Crawford became McCann’s first signing at Rovers, and the Scot says he is a player who likes to make things happen.

“The manager had a lot to do with me signing for the club, the way he was talking about how he wants to play, the open and expansive play, the attacking football which is my style,” he said.

“It is good to know that he wanted me here and get me involved with the squad quite quickly, I am an attacking midfielder who likes to get on the ball and make things happen.

“I scored quite a few free-kicks last season, created a lot from dead ball situations which I think I am quite good at, and I just generally like to get on the ball as much as I can.”

Crawford signs from Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical after spending 11 years at the Accies, and says he has always been keen to make the move to England.

“I was there for 11 years so it was long overdue to experience something new, I have always wanted to come down to England and see if I could make it.

“Doncaster were the right fit for me and hopefully I can have a good season here, the manager said there’s always improvement left in every player and I am excited to see
what is in store.

“The manager said it is good to get me in as early as he can, getting a few games in before the season actually starts, and it will be good to get to know the boys as well.”

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