Wilson extends Rovers stay
Mark Wilson has silenced speculation over his future by signing a new contract with Doncaster.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 02/06/10 3:55pm
Mark Wilson has silenced speculation surrounding his future by signing a new two-year contract with Doncaster.
The Championship side had risked losing the midfielder after they put off all contract negotiations until the end of the season.
The former Manchester United and Middlesbrough ace was a key component in the Rovers team that came close to claiming a play-off place last term having made 35 league appearances in total.
Despite rumoured interest from Scunthorpe, Barnsley and Swindon, Wilson admits it was not a hard decision to extend his stay at the Keepmoat Stadium.
"There were a few clubs after me and the one thing that might have drawn me to those clubs was the lure of regular first-team football," he said.
"I got that at Rovers last season and I'm delighted with that, but other than that it was an easy decision to sign here.
"The manager and the coaching staff here have probably been the most influential in my footballing career, which might be hard to believe when you look at the managers I have played for at Manchester United and Middlesbrough."
Wilson signed for Doncaster in November 2006 after a season playing in America for FC Dallas. The 31-year-old began his career at Old Trafford before spending four years at Boro where he was loaned out no less than five times.