So, what do you do when your £1million striker is set to be out injured for a month? Yep you bring in another £1million striker. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to be convinced that I am still writing a humble Doncaster Rovers based web-blog. But that I am, and in doing so I am able to be about the fifth piece of media today to tell you that it has actually happened; Rovers have brought in loan cover for Billy Sharp in the form of Sunderland forward David Healy.
The Northern Ireland striker, and recipient of the best single player chant in the game, arrives in Doncaster from Wearside on a one month loan and is more than likely set to go straight into the Rovers side to face Millwall on Saturday. Having failed to make an appearance for Sunderland this season the striker should be eager to get started at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Healy began his career at Manchester United where he played with Rovers own Mark Wilson before going on to join Preston North End where he really made his mark, scoring over 40 goals for the Lilywhites. The forward went on to play for Leeds United and Fulham before signing for Sunderland in August 2008. However, it’s on the international stage where Healy has flourished most, scoring 35 goals in 84 games for Northern Ireland including a record-breaking 13 in Ulster’s push for the 2008 European Championships, the most ever scored by one player in a single qualifying campaign. And its that why we’re excited, as we get to see a man who has made Carlos Puyol look foolish turn out in the red and white hoops.
In an interview with the Rovers official website today Healy concluded by saying; “I look forward to hopefully bringing something to the party”. Lets hope he’s got something more than party-poppers in mind.