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Rovers pounce for Piquionne

Saunders moves to bring in striker


Image text hereFrederic Piquionne: Agreed a loan deal to join Doncaster Rovers from West Ham

Sky Sports understands Doncaster Rovers have agreed a deal to sign West Ham striker Frederic Piquionne.

As revealed by last month, Rovers were in talks with West Ham about a possible loan deal for the frontman.

Piquionne has agreed a loan deal until the end of the season at the Keepmoat Stadium as he joins the club’s battle for survival in the Championship.

West Ham are willing to loan out the 33-year-old as the former Portsmouth man does not figure in Sam Allardyce’s immediate plans.

Piquionne has found himself out of the picture at Upton Park and the recent arrivals of Ricardo Vaz Te and Nicky Maynard have pushed the Frenchman further down the pecking order.

Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is keen to bolster his attacking options and he has moved to strike a deal for former Portsmouth man Piquionne.

Rovers agent, Willie McKay, has confirmed the club have agreed a deal for Piquionne and the move is a coup for Rovers after the striker snubbed offers from Premier League duo Fulham and Sunderland during the January transfer window.

“I would like to thank Sam Allardyce and David Sullivan for allowing Frederic to come on loan to Doncaster,” Saunders told

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