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02 August 2013 01:01
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Wellens secures Rovers return

Doncaster have re-signed former midfielder Richie Wellens on a short-term contract.

Wellens, who made almost 100 appearances for Rovers between 2007 and 2009 and helped them win promotion to the Championship, has been training withPaul Dickov's side since having his contract with Leicester cancelled by mutual consent last week.

Press Association Sport understands a longer deal is on the table for the 33-year-old provided there is a successful conclusion to the investment talks currently taking place at the South Yorkshire club.

Wellens becomes the fourth player to join Doncaster this week following the arrivals of Bongani Khumalo, Ross Turnbull and Harry Forrester.

After being released by Manchester United in 2000 Wellens played for Blackpool and Oldham prior to his arrival at Rovers.

In 2009 he joined Leicester but made just four appearances for the Foxes last season and was sent to Ipswich on a month-long loan as he recovered from a cruciate ligament injury.

Blackpool will start the season without Scotland international Matt Phillips.

The winger required surgery after breaking his arm in training and is unlikely to return for another two to three months.

Paul Ince's five new signings areall available, though, with full-back Jack Robinson joining Steven Davies, Michael Chopra, Bobby Grant and Gary MacKenzie at Bloomfield Road.

Forward Thomas Ince could also feature after turning down a move to Cardiff to remain on the north-west coast.

Source: PA