Saunders sets sights on striker

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Dean Saunders

Doncaster manager Dean Saunders is keen to add a new striker to his squad.

Rovers recently sold star man Billy Sharp to Southampton and, despite tying El-Hadji Diouf down to new deal, Saunders is keen to replace his 10-goal striker.

"We have spoken about strengthening the squad and giving ourselves every chance of staying in the league," he said.

"We are a little bit short and could do with a physical presence and someone who can get on to the end of the final pass."

Meanwhile, winger James Coppinger is delighted Diouf will be around to spearhead Doncaster's fight for npower Championship survival.

"He's been at great clubs and he's done great things in his career," said the 31-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a broken cheekbone. "He shows glimpses of brilliance in training.

"If he can help us win as many games as we can until the end of the season then he's obviously a great asset to have."

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