Manchester United starlet Sam Johnstone admits that Doncaster Rovers’ relegation to League One makes it unlikely that he will return next season.
After injury cut short his initial loan spell at Yeovil Town, Johnstone ended the campaign with Rovers, where he made 18 league appearances and kept regular goalkeeper Ross Turnbull out of the side.
However, he was unable to prevent Paul Dickov’s side from dropping into the third tier, and has admitted that he would not like to play at that level next season.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “I’d like to be playing in at least the Championship next season.
“I’ve done well at that level this season so it would be best for me to at least stay at that level.
“If Rovers had stayed up then I would definitely have been interested in coming back, if United were happy with that.
“Going to Doncaster and playing so many games was brilliant for my development and I want to kick on from that next season.”