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Preview: Doncaster v Rovers

Mowbray's men can clinch promotion with victory at the Keepmoat Stadium

23 April 2018

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Rovers take on Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday 24th April, knowing that a win would seal promotion back to the Championship, regardless of other results.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers came from behind to secure a vital 3-1 victory over play-off hopefuls Peterborough, a result which means we have lost just once in 32 league games. Tony Mowbray's side sit second in the League One standings, three points behind leaders Wigan and seven ahead of third-placed Shrewsbury. Going into the Doncaster game this week, we have scored 79 goals in 2017/18, conceding 38 times at the other end. With just three games to go, Tuesday's clash - which is our penultimate away game of the season - represents an opportunity to clinch promotion back to the second tier. Rovers have to simply match or better Shrewsbury's result to do so. Fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.


Rovers are expected to have the same pool of players available for selection following the win over Peterborough. Ryan Nyambe's return from injury is edging closer, following a recent hamstring problem; he should return to full training this week. Mowbray is expected to provide a further update on his squad during his pre-match press conference on Monday morning. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups an hour before kick-off on matchday.


Doncaster currently sit 14th in the standings, with 54 points from their 42 games so far this season. It's a position which means they have little to play for going into Tuesday's clash. Managed by former Peterborough and Preston boss Darren Ferguson, Donny have had mixed fortunes of late, and lost 1-0 at home to Oxford on their last league outing. Their top scorer in all competition this season is John Marquis with 15; as a team, they've scored 52 league goals in 2017/18. The sides met at Ewood Park at the beginning of the season, with Doncaster running out 3-1 winners.


If you're heading to Yorkshire on Tuesday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers; we'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. We're expecting another massive away following!


There are five other League One fixtures taking place on Tuesday: Bradford v MK Dons, Bristol Rovers v Wigan, Oldham v Southend, Rochdale v Plymouth and Shrewsbury v Peterborough. All games kick-off at 7:45pm.

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