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SEASON PREVIEW: DONCASTER ROVERS

28 July 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Next up is Doncaster Rovers...


Doncaster Rovers
Address: The Keepmoat Stadium, Lakeside, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5JW
Stadium capacity: 15,231
Manager: Darren Ferguson

Transfers
In
Tommy Rowe (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United), Matty Blair (Mansfield Town), Ross Etheridge (Accrington Stanley), Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient), Joe Wright (Huddersfield Town) and Jon Marquis (Millwall)

Out
Ben Askins (released), Matty Davies (released), Nathan Tyson (released), Gary MacKenzie (St Mirren) and Curtis Main (Portsmouth).

Last Season
For the first time since 2004, Doncaster Rovers are back in the fourth tier, with Darren Ferguson unable to stop the club from occupying League One’s final relegation spot. Though spirits were briefly lifted after an impressive 3-1 win over eventual champions Wigan, it was a 3-1 defeat to bottom club Crewe that all but sealed Doncaster’s fate. It was ultimately the sign of a difficult, frustrating and inconsistent season for the South Yorkshire side.

Key Players
After a difficult year, Darren Ferguson has certainly brought well in the transfer market so far, with Mathieu Baudry and Joe Wright expected to bolster the defence considerably alongside last year’s player of the season Craig Alcock. The signings of Tommy Rowe and Gary McSheffrey will also provide some much needed experience in the middle, along with James Coppinger, who has seen just about everything in his twelve years at the club. 

SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 7/1
Promotion- 6/4
Relegation- 66/1
Top 7- 4/6

Fixtures
Stevenage v Doncaster Rovers - Tuesday 22nd November
Doncaster Rovers v Stevenage - Monday 2nd January

Video
Goals from Francois Zoko, Peter Hartley and Darius Charles sent Boro into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup at Doncaster's expense...



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