Ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest midfielder signs for National League promotion chasers six months after leaving Doncaster Rovers


John Bostock has signed an 18-month deal with National League side Notts County, six months after leaving Doncaster Rovers.

The 30-year-old, who started his career with Crystal Palace and also represented Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur, has joined the 15th club of his career after turning down a new deal in South Yorkshire following relegation of Doncaster in the fourth category. .

Notts County are top of the National League after 21 games and Bostock has signed an open-ended contract with the club after training with the team in recent weeks.

Head coach Luke Williams said: “The opportunity for John to come and train with us was a pleasant surprise to say the least and very quickly you could see that he has the physical and the quality of a top player.

FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 9: John Bostock in action during his time at Doncaster Rovers (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“He is powerful, very strong when he needs to protect the ball and can move freely. He does not need a backlift – push the ball very cleanly. What you don’t notice until a little later, though, is that he also has the mentality of a top-level player. He is very bright and his attitude is excellent.

“I strongly believe that John will add value, not only as a player but as a man. He has come full circle in football, experiencing very high moments, but also probably some low and disillusioned periods, with many achievements woven .

“He has recovered from every difficult period he has faced and will be able to provide valuable help and advice to the players around him. He’s someone you can’t help but respect.”

Bostock made his debut for Crystal Palace after turning down the chance to sign a 10-year contract with Barcelona at the age of 14. He was Palace’s youngest player when he made his debut aged 15 before moving to Tottenham.

He had loan spells at Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday and joined Doncaster in January 2021 on an 18-month deal before leaving in the summer after the club were relegated from League One.


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