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Doncaster transfer news: Dickov wants Irish charm

Doncaster transfer news: Dickov wants Irish charm

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by Jon Rogers

12th July 2013 1:55pm BST

  

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov is ready to sign veteran goalkeeper Shay Given - one of three top Irish players - as the Yorkshire club lines up a new investor.

Dickov has approached Aston Villa's Given, out-of-favour midfielder Stephen Ireland and freed veteran defender Richard Dunne in a remarkable move.

Rovers are in negotiations with an Irish property developer to pump his personal funds into the club - and he wants his fellow countrymen to sign.

Given has been told he can go on loan to play, while Ireland is in the same boat - both have time left on their Villa contracts.

Dunne is hoping for a Premier League club and has also been sounded out by Queens Park Rangers, but he may also fancy Doncaster.

The trio - along with old boy Billy Sharp - are on the wish list in a signing spree that could make Doncaster serious players in the Championship.