Former Coventry City Midfielder has bounce back

In an interview with the Doncaster Free Press, former Coventry City midfielder Zain Westbrooke highlighted his happiness after breaking his two-year goal drought during Doncaster’s weekend triumph.

After ending his lengthy goalless streak, the 26-year-old scored his first goal for Doncaster Rovers during Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Sutton United, who is now in last place in the league. He is now aiming for more goals.

After a difficult stint with League One team Bristol Rovers, Westbrooke joined the League Two team in March 2023. He has played in 22 games for Grant McCann’s team thus far, providing two assists before scoring his first goal this past weekend.

In his early career, Westbrooke played for both Chelsea and Brentford, but he is most remembered for his outstanding time at Coventry City in the Championship, where he scored nine goals and helped the team win the League One title. The midfielder had previously drawn interest from Celtic and Leeds United.

With the win, Doncaster Rovers are now four points above the relegation zone and eight points outside the play-off spots in League Two, ranking 19th overall. However, Westbrooke and his teammates will feel a l

ot more positive energy after the 4-1 triumph.

The midfield player said this in an interview with the Doncaster Free Press:

I’ve been thinking about it a lot because I want to help the guys and because I want to score goals for myself.

“I’m relieved to have finished the first one. I’ve always desired more than that. My goal was always to reach ten, but after that, I started to lose interest in the game, played less, and went for a few years without playing much.

It’s constant

Westbrooke was a standout player when he was with Coventry City, but once the team was promoted into the Championship, Callum O’Hare moved in permanently, forcing Westbrooke out.

Doncaster’s season hasn’t gone well so far, but Westbrooke’s contribution to the 4-1 victory should give him, the manager, the supporters, and the rest of the team a huge boost in confidence. With that, all eyes will be on Friday’s matchup against Tranmere Rovers, the club’s next game.

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