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Wednesday, 9 October, 2002, 11:04 GMT 12:04 UK
McCarthy joins Doncaster

Conference promotion hopefuls Doncaster Rovers have signed former Northern Ireland international Jon McCarthy.

McCarthy has moved to Belle Vue on a non-contract basis following his departure from Port Vale and made his debut in Tuesday's goalless draw with Stevenage Borough.

The 32-year-old winger previously played alongside Doncaster captain Paul Barnes at Birmingham and York.

Rovers boss Dave Penney said: "We have lost Fran Tierney for the season because of injury, which is a blow.

"We knew Jon had been freed by Port Vale and so we thought we would have a look at him.

"He trained with us on Monday and we decided to put him in for the game and he did okay.

"He played for an hour before coming off with a slight hamstring strain.

"He wants to keep playing and we will see how he does and if he likes us."

McCarthy cost Birmingham 1.85m when they signed him from Port Vale five years ago.

He battled back from two broken legs during his time with the Blues but left St Andrews in the summer and returned to Port Vale.

Vale then let him go as they looked to free up funds for a new striker but McCarthy could now prolong his career in Conference if he proves his form and fitness over the next couple of weeks.

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