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Opposition Report: Doncaster Rovers

23 November 2020

The Seasiders make the trip to South Yorkshire on Tuesday evening, to take on 11th placed Doncaster Rovers.

Doncaster, managed by former West Brom Head Coach Darren Moore, have picked some memorable results so far this campaign. An eye-catching victory away at Portsmouth in mid-October was followed up with an emphatic 4-1 demolition of Ipswich Town just four days later, installing serious hopes of a genuine promotion hunt come the end of the season.

Despite the impressive results against sides in the top half of the table, Donny have struggled to hit form against all opponents this season, losing to the likes of Wigan Athletic and Crewe Alexandra in recent weeks.

The Manager

Darren Moore joined Doncaster in July 2019 after leaving Championship side West Brom four months earlier. Moore guided Donny to a ninth placed finish in his first season in charge, after the season was brought to an early conclusion in March 2020.

Moore made good use of the loan market in the summer leading up to the start of the 20/21 season, temporarily bringing in seven players including promising youngsters Josh Sims and Matt Smith from Southampton and Manchester City, respectively.

Key Player

James Coppinger has served Doncaster incredibly well since signing for the Club in 2004. The 39-year-old has made an outstanding 671 appearances during his 16 year period at the Keepmoat Stadium, scoring crucial goals including the late winner over Brentford in 2013 to become League One champions.

Coppinger continues to represent the side well, making 13 appearances so far this season and scoring two goals.

Watch Live

Tuesday nights match at the Keepmoat Stadium is available to watch live on iFollow. Purchase your match pass for the game for £10, here.

Kick off is at 7pm.

 


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