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Doncaster reject Swansea move for captain Brian Stock

Wales and Doncaster midfielder Brian Stock
Brian Stock has won four caps for Wales Under-21 level

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan has confirmed the club have rejected an approach from Swansea City for captain Brian Stock.

New Swans boss Brendan Rodgers was hoping to prise Stock away to fill the gap left by Leon Britton who joined Sheffield United on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old Wales international midfielder has a year to run on his contract at the Keepmoat Stadium.

And Ryan says talks with Swansea did not include discussing a fee for Stock.

Doncaster signed Stock in January 2007 for £150,000, and it is understood they are keen to tie him to a new deal.

His appearances for Rovers were limited to just 18 in all competitions last season after being kept out with ankle and back injuries.

Stock did win his first two senior caps for Wales during the campaign though, in the 3-1 World Cup qualifying home defeat to Russia last September and May's friendly defeat in Croatia.

Rodgers has been assessing his Swansea squad since taking over from Paulo Sousa almost three weeks ago.

He is expected to make his first moves in the transfer market ahead of the new Championship season which starts at newly-relegated Hull City on Saturday.

Ex-Holland Under-21 midfielder Kemy Agustien who spent last week on trial could become Rodgers first signing after indicating a deal was close.

"We've got a few options," Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told BBC Sport Wales.

"Brian Stock was a player Brendan had talked about and I think we are fully aware of the Dutch trialist, and there's one or two other possibilities we've got on board."

Before Rodgers' arrival the Swans added Aldershot midfielder Scott Donnelly and Wrexham left-back Neil Taylor.

A striker is also on Rodgers wish-list as he looks to rid Swansea of the Championship's lowest scorers tag which they took last year for scoring just 40 times in the league.

But he does have Stephen Dobbie back as an option after returning from his controversial loan to Blackpool last season.

"Brendan would like to bring another wide player and a forward into the club," added Jenkins responding to speculation that Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair and Millwall striker Steve Morison have been linked with the club.

"We are working hard to try and do that and find the right players at the right price we can bring in to help our case.

"Perhaps over the next few days or week or two, we will do that."



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Swans appoint Rodgers as new boss
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Swansea complete Donnelly signing
23 Jun 10 |  Swansea
Britton joins Blades from Swansea
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