Southampton have loaned Billy Sharp out to Doncaster until the end of the current Skybet Championship campaign.
The 27 year old Sheffield born striker joins the club two years after leaving Donny for Southampton, were he helped the Saints gain promotion to the Premier Leagie of course.
Following Southampton’s promotion to the top flight in 2012, he struggled to hold down a regular first team place, and was then subsequently loaned out to Championship side Nottingham Forest.
Sharp went onto score ten goals in 39 games in an enjoyable spell at the City Ground, as Forest just missed out on a play off spot.
He returned to the South Coast under Pochettino, but found it difficult to break into a team which had been invested in over that summer, with Pablo Osvaldo signing from Roma last summer.
Due to his lack of first team chances, Sharp joined Reading on loan, linking up with former mentor Adkins once again, scoring twice in ten League games, with a contract dispute cutting the loan short.
In his previous spell with Donny from 2009-2012 he scored 41 goals in 86 games for the Keepmoat Stadium club, and joind Donny who are embroiled in a relegation battle.
Manager Paul Dickov stated…..
“I’m delighted to bring back Billy to the Doncaster Rovers. I’ve been looking to bring in an experienced Championship striker who is capable of winning matches for the club and Billy is that type of player.
“The fact that Billy knows the club so well and has such a fantastic relationship with the fans will hopefully mean he can hit the ground running straight away.”
Sharp tweeted a little hint earlier in the day…..
“No better feeling driving north knowing you haven’t got to drive back in 2 days.”
Sharp’s experience within the League will serve the Yorkshire club well, as they battle against relegation.
By Ben Reardon.