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Match Previews

Preview: Doncaster Rovers

12 August 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Doncaster Rovers

12 August 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game at the Keepmoat Stadium

The Reds travel to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday in their first away game of the EFL 2 season where they take on relegated Doncaster Rovers.


Dermot Drummy’s men kicked off their league campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday. That was followed by a valiant performance in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Wolves at Molineux on Tuesday in the EFL Cup first round.


Saturday’s opponents suffered a 3-2 defeat at Accrington Stanley last weekend, before falling to another late loss at the hands of Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat on Tuesday, 2-1 in the EFL Cup.

hereDermot Drummy previews the game

hereYusuf Mersin previews the game


Opposition Dugout:


Darren Ferguson’s side suffered relegation from England’s third tier last term, their fate sealed on the final day of the 2015-16 season.


The summer has seen 12 new arrivals in the squad – but the club hasn’t paid a fee for any of their new acquisitions, all of the new faces having been brought in either on free transfers or as loans.


The stand-out names being Mathieu Baudry, Gary McSheffery and John Marquis who have arrived from Leyton Orient, Scunthorpe United and Millwall respectively.  

for the pre-match thoughts of Doncaster's assistant manager Gavin Strachan.hereClick


We’ve Met Before:


The last time the two sides met was in RH11 in February 2015 when Joe Walsh was sent off as Reds crashed to a 5-0 defeat under ex-Doncaster boss Dean Saunders.


The game at the Keepmoat in September 2014 had finished in a 0-0 draw.

Reds won 1-0 at Doncaster in August 2012 thanks to a goal from Nicky Ajose and Josh Simpson's penalty earned Reds a 1-1 draw when the teams met at the Checkatrade Stadium in February 2013 in a clash televised live by Sky Sports.


Match Officials:


Brett Huxtable is the referee on Saturday – the contest in South Yorkshire will be his first in the Football League.


.hereDetails of Saturday’s officials can be found




.hereYou can pay on the gate tomorrow. Advance sales from the Box Office close at 4pm on Friday. For more information click


How to get there:


.hereDirections to the Keepmoat Stadium and all the relevant information can be found 


Team News:


Mark Connolly sits out the game because of a one-match ban but Andre Blackman is available after suspension.  


Follow it live:


Reds fans will be able to follow all the action with live commentary from John Barnett and Alex Stedman on Reds Player


Updates are also available via our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat. 


You will also be able to read a full match report and get post-match video reaction after the final whistle.

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