Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Chris Kirkland knows he has plenty to prove at Doncaster Rovers.

Kirkland, 30, has not played since January after losing the No 1 jersey at Wigan to Ali Al Habsi.

But ahead of the Yorkshire derby with Leeds, he said: "My career has gone backwards in the last 12 to 18 months. I have not played a lot so I felt I needed to give myself a kick up the backside.

"I've definitely got something to prove. I have to rebuild my career really."

Donny boss Dean Saunders, who also wants El-Hadji Diouf and ex-Real Madrid ace Mahamadou Diarra, said: "Everyone knows what a good keeper he is but he can't show it if he's not playing."