Rovers new boy Jack Senior is relishing the opportunity to get his teeth back into EFL football after his move to the Eco-Power Stadium.
The left back came through the ranks at Huddersfield Town and got a taste for EFL action with Luton Town, prior to joining hometown club FC Halifax Town in the National League.
He is delighted with the opportunity to step up with Rovers and is determined to prove his abilities at a higher level.
“That’s always been the aim and a part of where I’ve wanted to be,” the 26-year-old said.
“I had a brief spell of it a few years ago now and through various reasons, I dropped out of it. But when I moved into the National League three years ago, there was always the plan I wanted to achieve. I wanted to be back in to test myself again.
“It’s a challenge I’m very much looking forward to. To be doing it at a club like this, it’s a great plus for me to be here back in the EFL.
“It’s something I’m relishing and something I’m really looking forward to.
“I’m coming into the EFL on the back off the back of plenty of games. I know the challenge is a whole different one. There are a lot of good quality teams in this league, including Doncaster.
“Through speaking to the manager and people around the club, we know this is going to be a big season for us and we’ve all got the same ambitions.”
Senior was a firm favourite at The Shay and admits leaving his hometown club was a difficult choice.
“It was always going to be a tough decision, to leave a club so close to me and I knew it had to be the right one, the right fit for me,” he said.
“I knew more or less straight away that this was the right move for me in terms of making the step up and being able to showcase my abilities and helping push this club to where it wants to be.”
On what he will bring to the Rovers side, Senior said: “I’m a full back that likes to get up and down. My focus first and foremost is keeping clean sheets and defending well.
“On top of that, it’s supporting attacks and overlapping when I can. I’m a player that quite aggressive, on the front foot and who likes to be threading passes forward.”