Kevin Keegan in town as special guest for Mickey Walkers testimonial

07 April 2010 11:15
Former England boss Kevin Keegan will make a rare visit to his home town tomorrow night. Keegan will be one of Doncaster Rovers' Director of Football Mickey Walker's special guests at his Testimonial Dinner at the Keepmoat Stadium. "Kevin doesn't normally do football dinners but he's been a friend for a long time,"said Mickey Walker "There aren't that many special people around these days, but he's one of them. He's a real nice guy and a good friend." Another of Walker's special guest will be former world boxing champion, Clinton Woods. Chairman John Ryan and former Rovers' boss Dave Penney will also be attending the function being held in the East Stand restaurant. "There isn't a top table but I'm sure that they will all have something to say and I'm looking forward to it," he said. "As well as a two-course meal there will be entertainment from 2Grand and comedian John Stiles, who will also be the compare on the night. "We've also got some great items for a sporting auction including a Manchester United shirt signed by all the players and Sir Alex Ferguson. "There will also be a signed Doncaster Rovers League One Promotion Play-off final shirt." He added: "It would have been nice to have been going to Wembley again in this year's play-offs but it wasn't to be. We'll save that for another year. "We looked to be in with an outside chance of making the play-offs going into Easter, but it wasn't to be. "But whatever happens in our remaining games it has been another great season for the club. "I think that we've built a great foundation for a successful future since we've got back into the Football League. "Doncaster Rovers have got a very good reputation as a well-run club who play good football and that makes me very proud. "The club has improved every year since we've got back into the league and hopefully that will continue this season." Reflecting on his Testimonial Year which ends next month, Walker said: "It was very good of the club to grant me one after ten years' service. "I've tried to make it as enjoyable as I could for everyone concerned and I'd like to thank everyone who has helped.The final event is a Yorkshire six-a-side Masters at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, May 9. "It will be an Over-35s event featuring teams from most of the South Yorkshire clubs and Leeds United.eo Fortune-West will be in charge of the Rovers team which will feature the likes of Dave Penney and Gary Brabin, "It promises to be a good afternoon and we are hoping for a good turn-out." Admission will be £8 (adults), £2 (juniors). There are a limited number of tickets available for tomorrow's dinner at £45. Details from Mickey on 07977220643


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