Rob Lainton on trial at Doncaster Rovers

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It was only a week ago that Bolton Wanderers announced that they would not be extending goalkeeper Rob Lainton's contract with the club, thus letting him go. Lainton had been with the club for some nine years, coming through the youth ranks before being the first choice goalkeeper for the reserves. He never made an appearance for the first team despite being named to the matchday squad and bench on a number of occasions.

Lainton could now be handed a chance to face his former team later this season should he sign with the team that he is on trial with. The former Bolton goalkeeper is an unconfirmed trialist with Doncaster Rovers, who will make their return to the Championship this coming season, having been relegated to League One at the end of 2010/11.

Last night, Rovers took on Frickley AFC in a pre-season friendly as they begin preparations for the upcoming season. Rob Lainton saw action in the second half (per a report in the Star) as Doncaster won 4-0 away.

The former Bolton goalkeeper is one of six trialists at Rovers, with the other five young players coming from clubs like Manchester United, Coventry City, Marseille, and Leeds United.

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