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Dahlberg: I can’t wait to get out on the pitch

6 August 2021

Pontus Dahlberg has a good feeling about Rovers and is looking forward to his first taste of English football as the 2021/22 campaign begins on Saturday.

The promising goalkeeper joins the club on a season-long loan from Premier League side Watford. 

“It feels great to have signed,” Dahlberg said. 

“I heard of the club’s interest in me and I spoke to my agent as soon as I heard about it. I got a really good feeling from Doncaster Rovers. It’s a nice club, a family club with a nice stadium and good facilities. I’ve had a number of good chats with the gaffer and the coaching staff and I just knew it was the right fit for me.

“I can’t wait to get out on the pitch and try to help the team win games which is the most important thing now, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Joining Watford in 2018, Dahlberg arrives at the Keepmoat Stadium with plenty of experience following a number of loan spells in Sweden, making more than 50 career appearances so far. 

“Hopefully I can use my experiences to help the team, I’ve made more than 50 career appearances so far which I think will come in useful and bring confidence to the team. When you play big games it’s important to have a good level of experience and I hope I can help the team in that way,” he added.

“This is my first loan spell here in England, and I’m really looking forward to the chance. I want to show my qualities and I want to show people what I am capable of. I think I’ve proved myself at this level abroad, but now it’s time to get some games in English football and I’m really looking forward to it.”

A Sweden U21 international, his attention now turns to League One as he links up with the Rovers squad for the 2021/22 campaign.  

“As footballers we train every day to play in the big games, Saturday is one of them,” he continued.

“The opening day is very exciting. There are some big teams in League One, I’m really looking forward to being involved.

“Me and the rest of the team can’t wait to have fans back in the stadium tomorrow, it’ll be great and the main goal now is to win as many games as possible. 

“Hopefully if we continue to put in the hard work as we have on the training pitch we can be up there at the end of the season and reach our goal.”

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