Wed, Oct

John Bostock signs with Doncaster Rovers

Rovers have completed the signing of midfielder John Bostock on an 18-month deal.

The 29-year-old has a wealth of experience both in England and abroad, and joins Rovers after leaving French side Toulouse at the end of last season. 

After starting his career at Crystal Palace and making his first-team debut in the Sky Bet Championship at the age of 15, he signed for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for £700k in 2008. He then spent time on loan with Brenford, Hull, Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon prior to moving overseas. 

Bostock made a big impact during a spell in Belgium, assisting 16 goals in his first season at Royal Antwerp, before helping OH Leuven to promotion to the top-flight, scoring 13 and setting up a further 19 goals on his way to winning the club’s player of the year award. 

He then moved to France with RC Lens, and went on to named the division’s player of the year, which helped secure a move to Toulouse via a short spell in Turkey with Bursaspor. 

The former England youth international spent last season on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest, and now becomes manager Darren Moore’s third signing of the January transfer window, following the arrivals of Ellery Balcombe and Elliot Simoes respectively.

Bostock did not sign in time to be eligible for Tuesday evening's match against AFC Wimbledon.