Southampton attacker Josh Sims is undergoing a medical at Doncaster Rovers today, Football Insider has learned.

The winger, 23, has headed to the League One club after they agreed a season-long loan for him with the Premier League side.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has given the green light to Sims’ temporary move as he does not figure in his plans for this season.

 

Sims spent last season on loan at New York Red Bulls in an initial half-season deal that was then extended for the rest of the campaign.

He has returned to his parent club to find himself down the pecking order behind the likes of Nathan Redmond, Moussa Djenepo, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Tella as well as new loan signing Theo Walcott.

Sims has entered the final year of his contract at Southampton and faces a battle to win a new one.

He has played 27 times for the first team after graduating from their youth ranks but has yet to score for the goal even though he has assisted three times.

Sims has been capped by England at Under-20s, Under-18s and Under 17s levels.

He has begun this season played in Premier League 2 for the Saints Under-23s side, scoring three goals from four matches.

He is now set for his first taste of League One football, with all his previous senior English appearances coming in the top flight and the Championship.