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Introducing Shadow Board chairman Derek Daniels

14 June 2022

Chairman Derek Daniels insists the Shadow Board are primed to hold the Rovers hierarchy to account as the supporter organisation continues to strengthen.

It was confirmed earlier this year that the existing Supporters’ Board would be migrated into a Shadow Board, in line with the fan-led review into football governance.

Part of that migration saw Daniels elected as chairman by Supporters’ Board members and he is determined to keep the club under close scrutiny.

“It’s about holding the club to account,” Daniels said.

“It’s about making sure they get the business side of the club right.

“We want to make sure there will be no losses - and that includes jobs. We wanted to ensure there would be no redundancies after relegation for example.

“We want to make sure that the standards for us as fans are maintained by Rovers.”

The Supporters’ Board has influenced decision-making at Rovers in recent years, including on the current season ticket pricing structure as well as the refunds policy during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

And Daniels believes the Rovers hierarchy have shown themselves to be willing to listen to the views of supporters.

He said: “The club have sat down and listened to ideas from the Shadow Board.

“On ticket prices they went away and did some more homework and were more than happy to accept the ideas that had been offered.

“They’ve worked very closely with us.”

Daniels says the Shadow Board in its purest form will be a conduit for the wider Rovers supporter base to have their views raised and questions answered by club management.

“People can find me quite easily on social media,” he said.

“I will attempt to answer any reasonable questions as soon as I can.

“We are all volunteers so we have to work around the work that we’re already doing.

“I’m very proud to say that everyone on the Shadow Board does their very best for Doncaster Rovers and we will continue to do so.”

For more information on the Shadow Board, including minutes of meetings, click HERE.

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