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Coppinger to leave Doncaster

Midfielder James Coppinger is set to depart Doncaster after a 10-year stay at Keepmoat Stadium.

The 33-year-old has revealed that Rovers are not able to offer him a new deal following the collapse of John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson's takeover and he now begins the search for a new club.

Coppinger told the South Yorkshire Times: "I'm no longer at Doncaster Rovers. Without doubt I've played my last game for the club - not through my decision.

"They \[the owners\] have made their decision and I respect that. I've not received an offer from them and I'm looking forward to a new challenge.

"I can totally understand what's happened with the takeover and the chairman \[John Ryan\] and the owners. They want to go down a different route.

"They don't want to spend the money on the players and I respect that decision.

"I've got to look forward now. I cannot wait to get a new club now, I've still got a lot to offer."