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Mason Called to Arms

Typical. You think you’ve got your Doncaster Rovers related website brought neatly up to date ahead of the weekend, and then the club go and sign a player out of the blue. Rovers have today strengthened their attacking options by bringing in the concerningly young-looking Ryan Mason from Tottenham Hotspur on an unspecific loan deal.

Nineteen-year-old Mason has been with Spurs for as long as he’s been playing football, having come through the club’s academy before signing professional terms in 2007. Though not a regular in Harry Redknapp’s vast squad (who could be?) Mason made his debut in a UEFA Cup tie with Nijmegan in 2008 and has since gone on to represent England at under 19 level. Last season the young forward went to Yeovil Town on loan scoring six in twenty-eight games for the Glovers.

The signing of Mason suggests that James Hayter’s injury, sustained against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday, will keep the forward sidelined for a while. Mason has been handed squad number 17 and is likely to take Hayter’s place in the squad for this weekend’s game with Bristol City


About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.


3 thoughts on “Mason Called to Arms

  1. Glen, every footballer starts to look “young-looking” when you hit your late 20s.

    It’s because these players, are, well…. how do I put this?


    Posted by Steven | August 13, 2010, 9:50 pm
  2. Sorry, I didn’t mean for that to sound so scathing. It’s because I’m in my early 30s and all these footballers look so young I guess.

    Posted by Steven | August 13, 2010, 10:00 pm
  3. Jokes on you then… they do look young though. I remember feeling quite disappointed when I first realised I was taller than Rovers players. I was 15… Matty Caudwell was so tiny, a mate of mine almost fell into the tunnel at Belle Vue trying to pat him on the back after a win over Barrow

    Posted by glenglenglen | August 13, 2010, 10:25 pm

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