Rovers bring in three

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Damien Plessis

Doncaster have made a triple foray into the transfer market to secure the signings of Damien Plessis, Mamadou Bagayoko and Habib Bamogo until the end of the season.

Former Liverpool midfielder Plessis, 23, has joined on loan from Panathinaikos, while Bagayoko and Bamogo also arrive from Greek football having agreed short-term deals after contract disputes with PAS Giannina and Panetolikos respectively.

Bagayoko, 32, has enjoyed spells with a number of French football's leading clubs including Nantes and Nice and has 11 goals in 15 appearances for Mali. A spell with Marseille for 29-year-old Burkina Faso international Bamogo means all three players boast Champions League experience.

"They're good players," said Rovers boss Dean Saunders. "Damien Plessis played in the Champions League last season for Liverpool and all three of them have played at that level. They've got good pedigree.

"I watched them play while I was a coach at Newcastle actually, thinking about taking them there. I went over to France and watched them, so I'd known them for quite a while and I was a bit surprised when they were available.

"Mamadou Bagayoko has been a top player in France for a long time. He's a big centre forward - a hustling, bustling type, a bit similar to Heskey - but he's got a great goal record, a great record for his country and scored lots of goals for Nice. He's played with some good players and he'll definitely help us."

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