Ex-Hull City boss plotting MKM Stadium transfer window raid

Doncaster Rovers head coach Grant McCann
Doncaster Rovers head coach Grant McCann -Credit:Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Former Hull City head coach Grant McCann is eyeing another return to the MKM Stadium as he plots a bid to sign defender Tom Nixon.

The talented right-back spent the season on loan with City's League One title-winning boss McCann at Doncaster Rovers, playing 32 times in South Yorkshire as the club agonisingly missed out on promotion back to League One.

Rovers were beaten by Crewe Alexandra having been 2-0 up from the first leg at Gresty Road, with the Railwaymen ultimately going on to lose 2-0 to Crawley Town in Sunday's Wembley final.

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McCann has made it clear that he only wants players back at the Ecopower Stadium capable of challenging for the League Two title and Nixon is one of those players he'd like to sign on a permanent basis.

The Doncaster Free Press suggest Nixon would be open to a return to the club, despite struggling for regular action in the second half of the campaign once Jamie Sterry returned from injury. Nixon has a year left on his current MKM Stadium deal but has never played a competitive game for the Tigers.

Ex-Tigers boss McCann is also keen to re-sign Thimothee Lo-Tutala after the City stopper impressed during his Rovers loan spell, but it's understood he is keen to try and force his way into the first-team reckoning at the MKM Stadium, with a new manager coming in following Liam Rosenior's exit.