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