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Fans celebrate Doncaster Rovers Championship promotion

Fans cheer as open top bus travels past them
Image caption Thousands of fans turned out to celebrate Doncaster Rovers' promotion to the Championship

Thousands of Doncaster Rovers fans have celebrated the success of their League One champions during a victory parade.

The open-top bus tour started at the Keepmoat Stadium after a trophy presentation for the team, who beat Brentford to seal the title.

James Coppinger scored the winning goal in injury time at Griffin Park on Saturday, securing promotion to the Championship.

Manager Brian Flynn described the victory as a "monumental effort".

The open-top bus went through Lakeside, into the town centre, and then back to the Keepmoat.

'Amazing climax'

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Media captionDoncaster Rovers celebrate promotion to the Championship with a winning goal in injury time at Griffin Park on Saturday.

After the match, two Doncaster MPs congratulated the team on Twitter.

Labour leader Ed Miliband who is Doncaster North MP said: "Many congratulations to Doncaster Rovers on winning their final match of the season, League One and promotion to the Championship."

Caroline Flint, Labour MP for Don Valley, said: "They think it's all over. It is now. Congrats to @drfc_official & James Coppinger scoring in 90th minute #doncasterisgreat."

Chief executive of Doncaster Council, Jo Miller, said: "What an amazing climax to a truly wonderful season.

"Everyone connected to the club deserves great credit for bouncing back into the Championship at the first attempt.

"I am sure supporters will be out in force this evening to celebrate Rovers being crowned champions."

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