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Doncaster Rovers Match Preview

26 February 2019

Match Previews

Doncaster Rovers Match Preview

26 February 2019

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to this evenings game with Doncaster Rov

Tonight, Shrewsbury Town welcome Doncaster to Montgomery Waters Meadow in Skybet League One. Donny currently occupy 6th place with 54 points and two games in hand on those around them after 32 games this season. Rovers have won twice and drawn three times in their last five league games and haven't lost a league game since January 12th when they lost 3-2 at Wycombe. Their last game was a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe with Malik Wilks taking the lead for Rovers after 25 minutes.

Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)
John Marquis 18 (2)
Malik Wilks 10 (2)
Alfie May 2 (9)

James Coppinger 7
Malik Wilks 6
Ali Crawford 5

Clean Sheets
Seven at home and one away from home.

Doncaster away stats
Rovers earn an average of 1.38 points and score an average of 1.69 goals per away game.

They concede an average of 1.5 goals per away game, which is more than the league average of 1.4.

They've scored first in ten of their 16 away games this season but have only maintained that lead until half time 6 times.

Their best half in terms of goals is the second with 67% of Rovers goals in the second 45. They also concede more in the second half with 9 goals conceded in the last 15 minutes this season.

Referee - Matthew Donohue from Manchester. Games this season: 30. Yellow cards: 108. Red cards: 7.
Assistant Referees: Richard Bartlett and Thomas Harty.
Fourth Official: Simon Mather.

Squad News

Dave Edwards and Ollie Norburn are both suspended.

Rover’s defender Joe Wright will be missing (ankle). One of Rovers strikers will be missing but their manager won't name who.


This is another tough game, which is a shame because it's our game in hand on those below. Peterborough looked a difficult game too but we managed to prevail and if we manage to take all three points we'll jump to 17th with a home game against bottom placed Wimbledon next up. However, this is also one of Doncaster's games in hand too and they need the points just as badly as we do for different reasons. So they're likely to come here all guns blazing and we need to be ready for that. I think we can get the result we need but it's going to take massive performances from everybody again.


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