Date: 6th July 2016 at 6:38am
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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he hopes to bring Aston Villa midfielder Riccardo Calder back to the club on loan.

The 20-year-old spent the last two months of last season on loan at Doncaster, making 12 appearances for the side.

Ferguson admits he was hoping to bring in a player on a permanent deal but he is now looking at a loan signing and with a change to the loan transfer system this season, any loan signings will be with a club for either half or a full season.

“We`re going to try to get a player in on loan and if we can, Riccardo Calder will probably be the one,” Ferguson told the Doncaster Free Press.

“He knows what we`re all about and I think he`s keen on coming back to us.

“We`ll have to wait and see on that one.

“With Richard Chaplow going, it leaves a space that needs filling.

“We were hoping to get someone in on a permanent but it doesn`t look like it`s going to be now so it`ll probably be a loan.

“That`s the sort of direction we`ll be going down.”

Ferguson has been busy in the transfer market already this summer having brought in eight new players to the club as he looks for an instant return to League One following the disappointment of relegation last season.

Tommy Rowe, Gary McSheffrey, Matty Blair, Mathieu Baudry, Joe Wright, Ross Etheridge and Tyler Garratt have all signed deals for the club.

Ferguson is still looking to offload a couple of players this summer. Nathan Tyson and Richard Chaplow both exercised clauses in their contracts to depart the club following relegation and they have offloaded two of the four players they transfer listed at the end of last season.

Gary MacKenzie and Curtis Main have both found new clubs, leaving Thorsten Stuckmann and Dany N`Guessan at the club and on the transfer list.

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