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22 April 2016

Take a look at the form of Doncaster Rovers heading in to Saturday's League One clash at the Keepmoat Stadium...

It has been a turbulent season for Darren Ferguson’s side and they have left themselves a tough task in the closing stages of the season having lost to two relegation rivals over the Easter period. 

However, since then Doncaster have gone on to beat league leaders Wigan Athletic 3-1, which ended a 17 game winless run. They also picked up a point against Chesterfield in a 1-1 draw. Rovers will undoubtedly need to use that momentum and resilience going in to the remaining three games of the season.

Doncaster's chances of avoiding relegation were certainly given a boost against Wigan, but the single point against Chesterfield means Donny remain in 22nd place, five points adrift of League One safety. 

The target for Ferguson’s side will undoubtedly be League One survival and they will need to amass a minimum of 50 points to give themselves a chance of avoiding the drop.


One to watch: Andy Williams 

Williams can operate as either a striker or a winger and is Doncaster’s leading scorer this season with 15 goals to his name. It would perhaps be more advantageous to Ferguson’s side if all of those goals had come in the league, as Williams has netted four of his 15 goals during cup competitions.  

Goals have dried up of late for Williams, but he was able to convert a crucial penalty kick against Wigan as Rovers beat the table topping side 3-1 last weekend. Testament to his influence on the team, the forward has remained an ever-present part of Donny’s starting XI. 

Ferguson will be hoping his star man can regain a consistent scoring touch before the season’s out, as his goals could prove vital to maintaining Doncaster’s League One status. 


Manager: Darren Ferguson 

Having taken charge at the Keepmoat Stadium in October, Ferguson won seven of his first 13 league matches, but his side have suffered 12 defeats and four draws since January 2nd.

Ferguson replaced fellow Scot Paul Dickov in the Keepmoat Stadium dugout after the former Oldham boss was sacked on in September ’15 after taking just six points from their opening six league games.

Donny are by no means undone easily under Ferguson, in fact they have a better defensive record than five teams higher in the league including; Swindon, Peterborough and Bury. 

Ferguson himself has a good Football League record, having achieved back-to-back promotions in consecutive seasons with Peterborough United. He went on to win the League One play-off final in 2010-11 with the Posh and the Football League Trophy in 2013-14. 


Last five: LLDLW

Chesterfield 1-1 Doncaster Rovers, Tuesday 19th April, SkyBet League One

Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Wigan, Saturday 16th April, SkyBet League One

Bury 1-0 Doncaster Rovers, Saturday 9th April, SkyBet League One

Rochdale 2-2 Doncaster Rovers, Saturday 2nd April, SkyBet League One

Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Blackpool, Monday 28th March, SkyBet League One


Last meeting: COVENTRY CITY 2-2 DONCASTER ROVERS
28th November 2015, Ricoh Arena, League One 

Nathan Tyson scored a brace as Doncaster twice came from behind to claim a point at the expense of the Sky Blues.

City’s leading scorer Adam Armstrong coolly slotted into the bottom corner to open the scoring for Mowbray’s side. Tyson then pounced on a Reice Charles-Cook spillage to equalise for Rovers.

The lead was restored when midfielder John Fleck rifled in a low 25-yard shot, before Tyson intercepted a pass and curled in for a second equaliser.

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