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Doncaster Preview - A look ahead to our final all-Yorkshire clash of the season

13 April 2023

Match Previews

Doncaster Preview - A look ahead to our final all-Yorkshire clash of the season

13 April 2023

After another comeback on Easter Monday earned Town a valuable point away to league leaders Leyton Orient Simon Weaver's side are back on home soil this weekend in the first of two back to back home games.

First up is the visit of Doncaster Rovers with Town looking to extend a five-match unbeaten run at The Envirovent Stadium.

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Our opponents

Rovers come into the game in fifteenth position on 51 points, with a recent run of one win in 11 games seeing them fall away from contention for a playoff spot.

On their travels they have five victories this season, taking 20 points from their 20 games, conceding 30 goals and not tasting victory on their last five trips away from the Eco-Power Stadium.

Earlier this season

In the first ever league meeting between the two sides Town grabbed all three points in a re-arranged fixture just over a month ago when late goals from Luke Armstrong and substitute Alex Pattison secured a 2-0 victory.



The man in charge

Danny Schofield made the jump to the managers seat from the Academy coach position at Huddersfield Town last summer, being in charge during Town's pre-season clash with the Terriers.

However, after a tricky start to the season he was replaced, but bounced back a month later when he was appointed as Rovers boss. He has won nine of his 28 games in charge so far, a 32.1% win percentage.

Schofield made almost 400 appearances in the Football League, most notably for Huddersfield Town, before finishing his career with three seasons in non-league football.

Ones to watch

Former Walsall man George Miller tops the scoring charts so far, netting 11 times, with Kyle Hurst hitting the target six times and Harrison Biggins tallying five goals and two assists.

Kieran Agard has got the nod in attack over recent weeks after many of his appearances in 2022/23 have been from the bench.

In midfield Rovers will look to January addition Caolan Lavery and Luke Molyneux to provide the creative spark.

Rovers will hope to have captain Tom Anderson back after he missed the pair of defeats over the Easter period but will make a late check on Ben Nelson after he was forced off in the home defeat to Grimsby.

History

After being founded back in 1879 the club were elected to the Football League in 1901, however lost re-election votes soon after and returned to non-league before finally rejoining the Football League in 1923.

The club would go on to win Third Division North titles in the mid-1930's and late 1940's, bouncing between the bottom two tiers from the 1960's onwards before suffering relegation out of the league in 1998.

It took the club five seasons to get back into the EFL, then securing an immediate promotion from League Two before winning the League One playoffs in 2007 to reach the second tier for the first time in their history.

Team news

Town's continue to have long-term absentees Stephen Dooley and Kayne Ramsay on the sidelines, but otherwise will be at full-strength, with Danny Grant hopeful of overcoming the knock that kept him out of the Easter fixtures.

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