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Copps: the memories will last forever

10 May 2021

James Coppinger says the memories he has made in his 17 years with Rovers will stay with him forever.

The club legend will hang up his boots after 695 appearances for the club, and says he will always be grateful for the support he’s received. 

He said: “It makes me feel so proud, I’m grateful for the moments and the memories that I’ve had during my time here. 

“I don’t play for Manchester United, or for Manchester City, but I play for a club that cares for me and I care for the club. 

“Those memories will never go away and I’ll always have that connection with the supporters here after the success we’ve had.” 

It was an emotional afternoon  for Coppinger who received a guard of honour from the Peterborough United players ahead of kick-off, and was then greeted by fans outside the Keepmoat Stadium after the game. 

He added: “To get the reception I did and to have the guard of honour meant a lot, the only disappointing thing was that the fans weren’t in the stadium. 

“It has been my life for 17 years and it means so much to me, I feel for those fans because they deserve to be here with me.” 

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