After newly-promoted Rovers had won their first pre-season friendly fixture at Frickley on Tuesday night, ex-Athletic boss Dickov revealed that deals had been “agreed in principle” with Mvoto and Furman, whose Latics contracts expired this summer. Twenty-four-year-old Frenchman Mvoto made 49 appearances for Athletic last season, but has since been strongly linked with a switch to Championship-bound Rovers, who are now managed by Dickov. The giant defender made 123 outings for Athletic after signing from Sunderland two years ago. South African Furman, aged 25, is an ex-Athletic skipper who joined Doncaster on loan in March and made eight appearances as the club secured their return to the second tier of English football. The former Chelsea trainee made 148 appearances for Athletic since joining as a free agent in 2009.
Source: Donny Mad