Doncaster Rovers are delighted to announce that Tommy Rowe has signed a new two-year deal.
Last season’s top scorer, Rowe was set to enter the final year of his contract but has pledged his future to the club until the summer of 2024.
And he sees himself spending the later years of his career at the Eco-Power Stadium.
“It’s something we’ve spoken about over the summer and to come down here and get it sorted with everyone has been brilliant,” he said.
“I think at 33 I wanted to make sure when I returned last year that I was going somewhere I could spend the latter part of my career.
“You use the summer to reflect honestly and for me it’s been a way of seeing how I can come back this season and help the team. Now my future is secured for the next couple of seasons, I can really go in and help the lads.”
The versatile midfielder captained the side during the second half of the season in the absence of Tom Anderson.
He returned to the club last summer, two years after his initial spell ended, and made 50 appearances across all competitions. In total he has made 194 appearances in Rovers colours.
First team manager Gary McSheffrey believes securing Rowe for the next two years is a major piece of summer business for the club.
“He’s an integral part of our squad and our plans,” he said.
“He drives the culture, drives the team to how we want to do things and how we want to play.
“Tommy was a stand-out performer last year, giving everything as usual. He finished top scorer from left back and centre midfield at times. He just showed how good he is.
“Really, this is everything he deserves. We’re delighted he has committed his future and we can build around him.”
Rowe follows Aidan Barlow and Bobby Faulkner is signing new contracts with the club this summer.