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Match preview: Doncaster Rovers

10 December 2021

Shrewsbury Town face their third away game in a week on Saturday as they travel to Doncaster Rovers in the Sky Bet League One.

Salop have already had away games to Carlisle United in the FA Cup and Wigan Athletic in the league in the past seven days, and will now be looking to grab themselves another vital three points against a Doncaster side who are currently rock bottom in the league.

Steve Cotterill will be looking for an instant response from his side after a 92nd-minute goal from Wigan on Wednesday night sealed three points for the home side - a harsh result for Town to take after their spirited performance against the promotion-chasing side.

Doncaster will be looking to get their first league win in seven games on Saturday and haven't won in the league since late October. Rovers are currently without a manager after a 2-0 defeat to Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Trophy last Wednesday sealed manager Richie Wellens' fate and he was sacked the next day.

With Gary McSheffrey temporarily in charge, the former Coventry City cult hero will be hoping to bring some stability with on-field results, before a permanent replacement is made.

Name: Doncaster Rovers F.C

Founded: 1879 (142-years-ago)

Chairman: David Blunt

Biggest Victory: 10-0 vs Darlington, Division Four, January 1964

Biggest Defeat: 0-12 vs Small Heath, Division Two, April 1903

Highest League Finish: 7th, Division Two, 1901-02

One to Watch: Tommy Rowe

Whilst performances haven’t been up to standard this season, Tommy Rowe has been one of the more positive performers in Doncaster’s side this season. With five goals and an assist in 22 appearances in all competitions, he has been Rovers most creative outlet this season.

At the age of 33, Rowe isn’t getting any younger and is reaching the latter stages of his career. He's now in his second stint at Doncaster after re-joining in the summer from Bristol City and the midfielder will be hoping he can save his club from relegation come the end of the season.

Officials:

Referee: Christopher Pollard

Assistants: Declan Ford and Steven Rushton

Fourth Official: Marc Edwards

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