Date: 5th April 2018 at 8:25am
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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is keen to sign Burnley defender Tom Anderson on a permanent deal.

Anderson is currently on the sidelines through injury but he has impressed since his loan move to the Keepmoat Stadium in January.

The 24-year-old, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Port Vale from Burnley, made five appearances for Doncaster before suffering a fractured cheekbone in the clash at Rotherham United in February.

He also showed his ability in front of the opposition goal, with two goals in the win against Fleetwood Town.

Ferguson admits he is looking to bring in a central defender in the summer and he has already had a chat with Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

“I`ve spoken to Sean at Burnley and we`ll have another conversation,” Ferguson told the Doncaster Free Press.

“Certainly I`ll need to bring in one centre-half over the summer, if not two. That depends on what I do with the other ones that are here. “I know in my own mind what I`m going to do in the summer. The plans are set in stone.”

Anderson returned to Burnley in February to have surgery on his fractured cheekbone but he recently returned to Doncaster to continue his rehabilitation.

The defender is now closing in on a return to first-team action and he is hoping to be available for the clash at MK Dons on 14th April. His return will be a boost to the Doncaster squad with them facing eight games between now and the end of the season on 5th May.

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