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Ironside excited by McCann's Rovers project

9 June 2023

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Ironside excited by McCann's Rovers project

9 June 2023

New signing Joe Ironside is excited by the project Grant McCann is building at Rovers.

The striker agreed a three-year contract to become McCann’s sixth signing of the summer and said he was sold on the vision the manager laid out for the coming campaigns.

“It was one of the main reasons why I wanted to come to Doncaster,” the 29-year-old said. “What the gaffer had to say and with what he’s building, it’s great to be part of something like that.

“I saw that Richard Wood had signed and he’s someone I’ve played against quite a few times and had some great battles with. It’s a statement of intent and Grant is putting together a great squad and hopefully we’re going to be at the right end of the table.

"His teams score a lot of goals so hopefully I can get on the end of chances and score a lot of them myself.

“I’ve had a few good years behind me now and I’ve got a lot more experience under my belt. I’m ready to get the bit between my teeth and get going.

“League Two is always a tough league and anyone can get promoted, as you’ve seen in recent years. It’s going to be tough but we’ve got to prepare ourselves best to make sure we’re the ones coming out with the wins to be at the right end of the table.”

Ironside is looking forward to returning to his home county with the move to Rovers.

He said: “I’m a Sheffield boy myself so it’s great to get myself back to South Yorkshire and start a new chapter of my career which is hopefully going to be a successful one.”


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