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Doncaster Rovers - Meet The Opposition

15 July 2015

We continue our look at this seasons Sky Bet League 1 opposition

Doncaster finished the 2014/15 campaign in the lower half of the table in 13th place. This season will be their second successive season in Sky Bet League 1 following their relegation from the championship in 2014. Here we take a look into things at the Rovers.

Name: Doncaster Rovers Football Club
Nickname: Donny
Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Founded: 1879

Last Season:
Doncaster finished last season in mid table obscurity with 61 points. They were eight points off the play offs and 11 points off relegation. They scored 58 goals altogether while conceding 62.
The Rovers’ top scorer last season was former Derby County striker Nathan Tyson, who notched 12 league goals and a solitary FA cup goal for Paul Dickov’s side.

The Gaffer:
Paul Dickov had an illustrious playing career before entering into management. He started off his professional career for Arsenal. The striker managed 4 goals in 22 games before completing his move to Manchester City in 1996.
The Scot played most for Manchester City, where he netted 35 goals in 158 appearances between 1996 and 2002. His most prolific period came when he joined Leicester in 2002, scoring 32 times in 89 appearances over a two year spell.
Dickov represented his country 10 times, scoring once for the Scottish national side.
His first managerial role came in 2010 when he joined Oldham Athletic. Dickov guided the Latics to an FA cup win over Liverpool in 2013, before resigning due to the Rovers’ poor league form. He joined Doncaster in the summer of 2013, winning the league in his first season. However the Championship proved a step too far for Doncaster who were relegated back to league One after just one season.

Stadium:
The Keepmoat Stadium was built in 2006 and opened on the 3rd August 2007. It is used by Doncaster Rovers as well as Doncaster RLFC and Doncaster Rovers Belles.
It has a capacity of 15,231.

Past meetings:
The last meeting between Doncaster and Shrewsbury ended in a 2-1 win for Donny in February 2013. Winger Kyle Bennett scored an injury time winner which moved Doncaster into 1st in the league.
Doncaster did the double over Shrewsbury that year as Billy Paynter scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury at the Keepmoat in October 2012.
James Eley


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