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James Coppinger signs up for legends game

Local charity Eve’s Trust have already secured some big names for this year’s legends game. Former premier league footballers John Beresford and Paul Merson join returning England stars Darren Anderton and Lee Hendrie. Whilst this is a strong start, Rovers fans have perhaps been waiting for someone closer to home before they begin to get excited.

 With that in mind, the DRSG are pleased to announce that James Coppinger is confirmed to play this year. I played in the legends game last year and it was an incredible experience but the opportunity to play with bona fide Rovers legend James Coppinger ups the ante considerably.

Last year, I spent most of my 45 minutes on the pitch stealing admiring glances at Darren Anderton’s muscular thighs, I wouldn’t have been able to focus at all had Copps been on the pitch…

 Copps wanted to play last year but unfortunately was unavailable, so when the opportunity arose this year he made sure that he was involved. Coppinger completes a midfield that also features the aforementioned Merson, Anderton and Hendrie. Wow.

 This year’s legends event takes place on 18th June and everyone who buys a ticket will also receive a raffle ticket with the chance to win a signed Rovers shirt as well as the programme from James Coppinger’s record breaking game, signed by the man himself.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £3 for children and £10 for a family ticket. Contact the Doncaster Rovers Ticket Office on 01302 762576 for more details.

Darren Anderton and Lee Hendrie confirmed for Legends game

This year’s legends event promises to be better than ever with the magic man himself Paul Merson already confirmed. We are delighted to announce, in conjunction with Eve’s Trust, that Lee Hendrie and Darren Anderton have signed up again for more this year.

 Having played in the legends game last year I can confirm that Hendrie and Anderton are formidable opponents. A photograph after the game was the closest I came to Lee Hendrie all afternoon and Anderton would probably walk into the current Rovers set up even now. Both are a touch of class both on and off the pitch and are a shining example to some of the more apathetic pros currently plying their trade in the premier league. You can’t imagine Anderton sharing the shisha pipe with Gabby Agbonlahor for example.

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That’s me looking knackered in the background… Still the closest I got to Lee Hendrie until after the game.

So that is a midfield three of Darren Anderton, Paul Merson and Lee Hendrie. Over 1000 games at the top level and 52 England caps between them. All I can say to whoever is lucky enough to play this year is ‘good luck’!

This year’s legends event takes place on 18th June and everyone who buys a ticket will also receive a raffle ticket with the chance to win a signed Rovers shirt as well as the programme from James Coppinger’s record breaking game, signed by the man himself.