Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Ross Turnbull Joins Doncaster Rovers

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Ross Turnbull has joined newly promoted Championship club Doncaster Rovers as he prepares to help them consolidate themselves in the division this season, Sky Sports reports.

The 28-year-old was let go by the Stamford Bridge outfit in May and has since been replaced by Australian veteran Mark Schwarzer, who joined from west London neighbours Fulham.

However, he wasn’t left wanting for long as Doncaster Rovers moved to snap him up following the departures of both Neil Sullivan and Gary Woods, who left the Keepmoat Stadium at the end of the pervious campaign.

That now makes Turnbull the club’s only senior goalkeeper as they had previously missed out on signing Aston Villa’s Shay Given on loan. The 37-year-old Republic of Ireland international has been deemed surplus to requirements at Villa Park and Paul Lambert has made the former Newcastle man’s availability know, but he reportedly wasn’t keen on a move to Yorkshire.

Turnbull made just 18 appearances in four years with the club, failing to displace Petr Cech and seeing a limited future if he had stayed.

He becomes Doncaster’s third signing this week, following Brentford midfielder Harry Forrester and Tottenham Hotspur’s South Africa defender Bongani Khumalo, who has joined on a season long loan.

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