Former Imp leaves Premier League side

Former Lincoln City loan player Tom Anderson has left Premier League Burnley, signing a two-year deal with Doncaster Rovers.

Anderson signed on loan at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, which also came towards the end of Gary Simpson’s reign as manager. A towering centre half, he helped Lincoln to two clean sheets during his tenure and even weighed in with a goal in a 1-1 draw with Gateshead.

Upon completion of his loan spell he returned to Burnley and has since spent time out on loan in the Football League for Carlisle, Chesterfield and Doncaster.

The 24-year-old will complete his move to Doncaster when his Burnley contract expires on July 1st. He’s familiar with the set up at the Keepmoat, having spent the second half of the season on loan there, scoring two goals in seven appearances.

“I’m really happy to get the deal done quickly, it means I can now relax with my future sorted and get ready for the start of pre-season,” he told the BBC.

I always rated Anderson at City, he looked to have a big future then and although he hasn’t made the grade in the top flight, he certainly has potential to be a regular in League One. Let’s hope we get to see him close up next season.