Reece James says Grant McCann’s ambitions for Rovers were a big reason for him joining the club.
The left back signed on a two-year deal from fellow Sky Bet League One side Sunderland, and says he can’t wait to get started.
He said: “I had a conversation with Grant and Cliff Byrne and they sold the club to me, the ambitions they both have match mine and that is to challenge for promotion.
“That made my decision an easy one and my mind was made up that I wanted to sign for the club.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to come to Doncaster after playing quite a lot of games last season.”
After winning promotion from the third tier twice in his career so far, James believes that experience will help Rovers next season.
He added: “I watched the games in the play-offs last season and they were really unfortunate not to go through, but as a team they were great to watch.
“I know the league and what it takes to get out of this division, hopefully that can add to the experience in the squad that is already here.”