Doncaster have signed Cardiff striker Jon Parkin on loan, subject to international clearance.

The 6ft 3in Yorkshireman, who will stay at the Keepmoat Stadium for an initial month, could make his debut for Rovers in the home clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Parkin began his career at hometown club Barnsley and has also had permanent spells at York, Macclesfield, Hull, Stoke and Preston.

He scored 31 goals in just over 100 appearances for Preston before moving to Cardiff in a £100,000 deal in January this year.

The 29-year-old made 12 appearances for Cardiff during the second half of last season, including the play-off semi-final defeat to Reading.

However, he has featured only twice for the Welsh club this time round, scoring his solitary goal in last month's Carling Cup win over Huddersfield.

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