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Coppinger: I enjoy what I do and I love the club

15 July 2020

Club News

Coppinger: I enjoy what I do and I love the club

15 July 2020

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James Coppinger has called his decision to sign up for his 17th season at Rovers a simple one believing he still has plenty to offer the club he loves.

He told the Doncaster Free Press that his return was inevitable and that he can’t wait to get back into the swing of things for the final time.

“As far as football is concerned it was a simple decision because I still think I’ve got things to offer,” he said.

“It was inevitable that I would come back. It was just whether Doncaster were willing to offer me a new contract and there was something on the table.

“I’m really positive with going back and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Coppinger has said that the 2020/21 season – which will see him celebrate his 40th birthday – will be his last but admits he had always intended to be part of this season.

“We were in talks about them offering a new contract back in January and I feel like this would have been done sooner had the financial implications been different,” he added.

“This will be my last season at Doncaster and in professional football I would imagine.

“I’ve had a lot of time to think about different bits and pieces and I think that next season would be a good time to finish.

“I don’t want to drag it out. I don’t want it to get the stage where I’m just a part of the furniture. I feel strong, I feel good and I’d like to finish that way.”

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