El-Hadji Diouf has signed with Championship strugglers Doncaster Rovers.
The former Rangers loanee has been without a club since being released by Blackburn Rovers in the summer and after training with West Ham United and Wigan Athletic recently has now joined the Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium.
30-year old Diouf has signed an initial three-month deal and Rovers boss Dean Saunders is delighted to have a player of his quality at his disposal.
“I know he’s been training at West Ham and Wigan so I’ve monitored that hoping they weren’t going to sign him,” Saunders said. “West Ham offered him a deal I think and we’ve managed to persuade him to come and play for us.
“He’s a brilliant signing for us. He’s won African Player of the Year twice which is no mean feat considering some of the players they’ve got over there.
“He played for Rangers last season and hopefully he can come in and try and help us and take on board what I’m trying to do for the club.
“Hopefully he likes it and he stays. We cannot afford to pay ridiculous wages so we’ve signed him at a reasonable wage for this short period and hopefully he’ll get us some points.”