Former Valiants: Paynter heads Rovers release list

Former Valiants: Paynter heads Rovers release list

Former Vale striker Billy Paynter is one of five players released by Championship side Doncaster Rovers while Sam Collins takes up a coaching role.

Paynter heads Rovers release list

Striker Paynter joins Jordan Binns, Evan Finnegan, Joshua Meade and Chris Whincop in being released by Rovers.

Paynter made his Port Vale first-team debut at the age of 16 and has been linked with a possible summer return to the Valiants.

Friday is the deadline for clubs to announce their retained list.

Coach Collins

sam_collinsFormer Vale defender Sam Collins is to take up a coaching role with Hartlepool United.

The veteran defender will work with first-team and reserve players.

“It was an opportunity too good to turn down,” Collins told the official website.

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