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Doncaster Rovers Match Preview

7 January 2020

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Doncaster Rovers Match Preview

7 January 2020

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to tonight's trip to Doncaster Rovers

Tonight, Town travel to Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium for our 22nd Skybet League One game of the season. Rovers are just behind us in 15th position although they've played one game less and have one less point, so a good result for one side over the other side would come in rather handy. They started the season quite well with a six-game unbeaten streak in the league, only tasting defeat in the EFL Cup at the hands of Grimsby. Their first league defeat came in mid-September at Blackpool, and although they were unbeaten in their next two, it was the start of a more mixed spell of results which has seen them drop down the division. Their last five results have seen them draw twice, lose twice and draw once which included wins at home to Oxford and away at Peterborough.

Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)
Kieran Sadlier 8 (1)
Jon Taylor 5
Ben Witman 4
James Coppinger 3 (1)

Kieran Sadlier 4
James Coppinger 3

Clean Sheets
Three at home and Two away.

Doncaster have kept two clean sheets in their last three games.
Their best goalscoring periods are the last 15 minutes of the first half and the last 15 minutes of the game with seven and five respectively.
They have conceded an average of 1.1 per home game and score an average of 1.2.

Ben Toner from Lancashire. Games this season: 20. Yellow cards: 63. Red cards: 5.

Squad News
Sam Ricketts has no new injury worries.
Doncaster manager Darren Moore has mentioned a few knocks from the new year period and may change things.

Another difficult game tonight against a team that should be well motivated for tonight's game, with the possibility of going two points clear of us with a game in hand. However, Rovers haven't got the best home record this season which also needs to be factored in. The biggest couple of factors for me are the two wins in their last three games against solid sides. Limiting Peterborough and Oxford's goalscoring is no mean feat, and I wonder if it signals a post-Christmas recovery. Our own away performances have been pretty good, we're unbeaten in our last six away games in all competitions, so it's likely to be a tight game.

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