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Doncaster sign El-Hadji Diouf

SoccerNews in English Premier League 31 Oct 2011

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Championship side Doncaster Rovers have signed former Blackburn forward El-Hadji Diouf on a three-month deal.

The move, which is subject to paperwork clearance, will see the former Senegal international join a Doncaster side that sit joint-bottom with nine points from 14 games.

The versatile attacker will join a raft of former Premier League players at Keepmoat Stadium, including Pascal Chimbonda, Giles Barnes and Herita Ilunga.

Diouf had been a free agent after his contract at Blackburn was terminated over the close season following a six-month loan spell at Scottish champions Rangers.

The 30-year-old has scored 21 goals in 69 international matches and starred at the 2002 World Cup, but did not make an impression at Liverpool when he signed for the Merseyside club after the competition.

He has twice been named African Footballer of the Year, and was named by football great Pele on a list of the 125 greatest living footballers.

Diouf has been dogged by controversy since his arrival in England, and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce recently cited fan unrest along with fitness concerns as a factor in his decision not to sign him following a trial.

He had previously signed for Allardyce at both Bolton and Blackburn.

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