Villa send Beye to Doncaster

Veteran Senegalese international defender Habib Beye signed for Championship strugglers Doncaster Rovers from English Premier League side Aston Villa on Monday on a two-month loan.

The 34-year-old former Senegalese captain - a member of the Senegal side that won the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 2002 and reached the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals later that year - has played just seven times for Villa since moving there from Newcastle United in 2009.

Beye, who reached the 2004 UEFA Cup final with Marseille and moved to Newcastle for €4 million in 2007, is Doncaster manager Dean Saunders' sixth signing since he took over at the club in September.

Beye will join up with compatriot and fellow 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup veteran El Hadji Diouf, who signed on loan on a three year contract at the end of October. Doncaster are presently bottom of the table six points adrift of safety.