Doncaster sack Niall Mason
Doncaster have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault.
The 22-year-old defender pleaded guilty to the charge in January following an incident last year and was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and placed on the sex offenders’ register.
A statement released by the League One club on Monday said: “Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club.
“Rovers opened internal disciplinary proceedings immediately following his guilty plea for a sexual offence at Sheffield Crown Court.”
Mason’s sacking ends a spell at Doncaster which began in August 2016, initially on loan from Aston Villa. The move became permanent at the end of the 2016/17 season. He made 120 appearances for the club.