Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

David Healy’s Doncaster lifeline

Northern Ireland’s record goalscorer David Healy will today attempt to reignite his career by moving to Doncaster Rovers in a one-month loan deal.

Out of favour for the last year at Sunderland, Healy’s international form has suffered as a result, but Northern Ireland fans will hope the switch to Championship outfit Doncaster will see him scoring goals for his country again.

Doncaster manager Sean O’Driscoll watched Healy play in a Sunderland reserve match against Liverpool this week and was impressed by what he saw from the 31-year-old Killyleagh man.

Healy can expect to see much-needed game time in the coming weeks, starting on Saturday at home to Millwall.

There is a possibility that Doncaster, who have Northern Irelamd midfielder Dean Shiels in their ranks, will make the move permanent if Healy delivers for them. SPL side Hibs will also keep a close eye on how Healy does.

“It’s a good move for David because Doncaster are a side that creates chances and it will give him the opportunity to get games under his belt,” said Healy’s agent Stephen Hughes.

“David is desperate to do well and this move puts him in the shop window.”