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DONCASTER ROVERS vs ACCRINGTON STANLEY

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Action replay

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Gavin Baldwin

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Player sponsorship

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Feature interview

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Commercial

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Head to head

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Supporters liaison officer

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Four to watch

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Supporters club

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Connections

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Away travel guide

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Memorable match

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Club Doncaster Foundation

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Numbers game

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Development squad

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GRANT McCANN

"NO ONE AT THE CLUB IS TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED, AND WE’LL BE GIVING OUR ALL IN THESE FINAL GAMES OF THE REGULAR SEASON TO ENSURE WE MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS AND GO INTO THEM WITH SOME MOMENTUM"

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE KEEPMOAT STADIUM, I’D LIKE TO WELCOME THE SUPPORTERS, PLAYERS, OWNERS AND STAFF OF ACCRINGTON STANLEY. Print deadlines mean these notes were written before the Good Friday trip to Sunderland, but we headed into the Easter fixtures in good spirits after four straight wins. No one at the club is taking things for granted, and we’ll be giving our all in these final games of the regular season to ensure we make the play-offs and go into them with some momentum. I know we were expecting a good following at Sunderland on Good Friday, and your fantastic backing of us has been a real theme of the season right from the opening day of the campaign at Southend United back in August. That can really help us in the final few games.

really pleasing thing is the players who have come into the side to cover injuries or suspensions have really stepped up. We've still got players to come back like Tom Anderson, Joe Wright and Ian Lawlor and the young boys are pushing for places too. The competition for places is getting better and better and I'm really pleased with our strength in depth. Enjoy the game.

The lads have stepped up on the pitch, and we answered the questions asked of us after the game at Luton. We’ve played well in the games since then, and a

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GAVIN BALDWIN GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE KEEPMOAT STADIUM FOR THE VISIT OF ACCRINGTON STANLEY, I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME THE OWNERS, SUPPORTERS, PLAYERS AND STAFF WHO HAVE MADE THE TRIP OVER FROM LANCASHIRE TONIGHT. Print deadlines mean I have to write these notes prior to the Easter weekend, so I hope those who travelled up to the Stadium of Light enjoyed their trip. We were on the back of four straight wins so confidence was high going into the game and, no matter what the result was there, tonight provides another good opportunity for us. We were expecting to take a large number of fans up to the North-East for the Good Friday fixture, just another example of the fantastic backing the lads have received this season. It really is appreciated by everyone at the club and can make a difference in these final few matches of the regular season - and the three further games we hope to have.

I would like to congratulate Doncaster RLFC on their Challenge Cup win over Batley Bulldogs, which set them up for an amazing last-16 tie at holders Catalans Dragons. The game is the same weekend we hope Rovers are playing in the first leg of a play-off semi-final, so it could be a memorable few days for Club Doncaster and local sport. Enjoy the game.

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K I L L A M S K L I W MALLIK WILKS HAS BEEN A REVELATION SINCE JOINING ROVERS ON A SEASON-LONG LOAN FROM LEEDS UNITED LAST SUMMER. Before the Good Friday fixture at Sunderland, Wilks had scored 16 goals in all competitions and become an integral part of Grant McCann’s side. “When I first signed and came into training I knew it was a good squad and we could fight for promotion,” he says. “From the day I arrived I clicked with people and they all made me feel welcome, it’s a great group of lads and we’ve got the best out of each other all season long. “The gaffer brought me in and made things easy for me, he explained what he wanted from me with the system he likes to play. “The whole football club is very comfortable to be at and there is a family feel, which is something I wanted. “I appreciated his belief in me, in League Two last season I was in and out of the team no matter how well I was playing. “Grant has faith in me and trusts me to do a job on the field, so for me it’s about taking that into my game and building my confidence.”

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After making the perfect start to life in a Rovers shirt with goals in his first three appearances for the club, Wilks has gone from strength to strength.

“It means a lot to us because we know how hard the fans work to be able to afford to come to watch us home and away,” he says.

As the season has progressed, the 20-year-old has found a good level of consistency in his game, with eight of his goals coming since he extended his loan spell at the turn of the year.

“Our performances and where we are in the table is what they deserve, it’s about us giving something back to them.

“I was nervous in my first few games but I got a few goals early on and I don’t think defenders knew what to expect from me,” he says. “When things are falling for you it’s easier to try more things on the pitch, we have developed as the season has gone on. “I feel like I always have an option when I’m on the ball, I love to run at people and take them on with my pace. “I know it’s hard for anyone to knock me out of my stride, the Rochdale game on New Year’s Day was one of my favourites so far. “From the first minute I felt good and got an assist early on, I carried it on and every time I got the ball I wanted to be positive.” Wilks’ performances on the pitch have seen him strike up a good relationship with the Rovers’ fans that watch him every week. Hearing his name being sung at the Keepmoat Stadium brings out the best in him, and gives him an extra spring in his step.

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“The song made me laugh and I thrive on that sort of thing, when I score I run over to them and it’s great to see them cheering. “The fans give it their all and travel up and down the country, wherever we’re playing they travel in their numbers.

"THE WHOLE FOOTBALL CLUB IS VERY COMFORTABLE TO BE AT AND THERE IS A FAMILY FEEL, WHICH IS SOMETHING I WANTED"


I think having the fans on side has been one of the reasons why we’ve been very good at home as well, we’ve put a lot of results together and taken momentum from every win. “At this club we rarely lose back to back games, we always show a reaction and that is something we take pride in.” As well as developing as a player, Wilks believes he has matured as a person with the help of the people around him. Still one of the younger players in the squad, he says he has learnt to put his trust in people who have his best interests at heart. “The older lads helped me and being in and around them made me grow up quicker seeing how they go about things,” says Wilks. “When I was younger at Leeds I wouldn’t do things that I’m doing here, now I’m focused on playing well and looking after myself. “I like to have banter with the lads but I’ve learnt now to have it at the right times, because I know how important it is to work hard.

"THE THOUGHT OF PLAYING AT WEMBLEY IS WHAT WE’RE ALL STRIVING FOR, IT’S EVERY YOUNG KIDS’ DREAM AND WE KNOW WE CAN DO IT" “People around my age in the group all like to have a laugh and a joke but we show good maturity when we need to. “I’ve developed massively as a person, I feel more mature with my character and I’m much friendlier with different people. “Being here has allowed me to open up more and put my trust in people because I know they’re here to help me. “It can help me not only in my career but in my day to day life, I like to chat to people but it’s not always something I’ve been able to do.” With Rovers and Wilks’ parent club Leeds both in good positions in their respective leagues, it could be a double celebration for him come the end of the season. His focus though is helping Rovers get into the top six in Sky Bet League One, and then looking to finish the job with the potential of a trip to Wembley at the end of May. “It’s a good situation to be in with Leeds and Rovers doing well, my priority is making sure we get in the play-offs and kick on from there,” he adds. “It would be life changing if we can get into the Championship, we’re all aware of how big an achievement it would be. “The thought of playing at Wembley is what we’re all striving for, it’s every young kids’ dream and we know we can do it. “I’m still young so to do it early in my career would be good for me, it’s something that stays with you forever.”

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HEAD TO HEAD DONCASTER ROVERS v ACCRINGTON STANLEY | COMPLETE RESULTS COMPETITION Football League

FA Cup

League Cup

League Trophy

Grand Total

FOOTBALL LEAGUE - HOME LEVEL SEASON DATE 3N 1923 12/04/1924 3N 1924 08/11/1924 3N 1925 24/04/1926 3N 1926 25/04/1927 3N 1927 10/09/1927 3N 1928 27/10/1928 3N 1929 31/08/1929 3N 1930 08/11/1930 3N 1931 16/01/1932 3N 1932 12/11/1932 3N 1933 21/04/1934 3N 1934 15/09/1934 3N 1937 19/02/1938 3N 1938 07/04/1939 3N 1946 28/09/1946 3N 1948 25/12/1948 3N 1949 22/10/1949 3 1958 04/04/1959 4 1960 31/03/1961 4 2016 25/02/2017 FOOTBALL LEAGUE - AWAY LEVEL SEASON DATE 3N 1923 19/04/1924 3N 1924 14/03/1925 3N 1925 14/04/1926 3N 1926 16/04/1927 3N 1927 21/01/1928 3N 1928 09/03/1929 3N 1929 24/02/1930 3N 1930 14/03/1931 3N 1931 05/09/1931 3N 1932 25/03/1933

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P 20 21 0 41 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 23 22 0 45

W 14 5 0 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 15 6 0 21

D 4 6 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 11

L 1 10 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 12

F 65 28 0 93 2 5 0 7 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 70 33 0 103

A 19 40 0 59 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 23 40 0 63

OPPONENT VEN RES Accrington Stanley H L Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H D Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H D Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H D Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H W Accrington Stanley H D

F 1 4 6 2 0 4 3 6 3 2 5 2 5 7 5 0 4 3 1 2

A PENS SCORERS 2 Keetley T 1 Keetley T (2), Campbell (2) 2 Lambert (2), Keetley T, McConnell, Keetley H, Emery 0 Keetley T (2) 0 2 Keetley T (3), McConnell 1 Bott (2), Keetley F 1 Lievesley L (3), Emery, Bott W (pen), Law (og) 1 Pattison, Halliday, Martin 2 Atherton (2) 1 Smith R (2), Gladwin, Dodd, Turner 1 Dodd, Burton 1 Killourhy (2), Perry (2), Morgan 1 Owens (3), Perry (2), Dell (2) 0 Jordan (3), Todd, Tindill 0 1 Dubois, Todd (2), Tindill 0 Meredith (2), Callan 0 Broadbent 2 Rowe, Marquis

OPPONENT VEN RES Accrington Stanley A D Accrington Stanley A L Accrington Stanley A W Accrington Stanley A L Accrington Stanley A W Accrington Stanley A L Accrington Stanley A D Accrington Stanley A L Accrington Stanley A L Accrington Stanley A D

F 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 2 1

A PENS SCORERS 0 3 Boardman (2) 2 Keetley T (2), Keetley H 2 1 Hall (2), Keetley T 6 3 Lievesley (2), Bowman 2 3 Wadsworth, Emery 1 Waterston

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3N 1933 03/01/1934 3N 1934 26/01/1935 3N 1937 09/10/1937 3N 1938 10/04/1939 3N 1946 01/02/1947 3N 1948 27/12/1948 3N 1949 11/03/1950 3 1958 11/03/1959 4 1960 03/04/1961 4 2016 06/08/2016 3 2018 02/10/2018 FA CUP - HOME ROUND SEASON DATE 1 1946 30/11/1946 FA CUP - HOME ROUND SEASON DATE 1 1946 04/12/1946 LEAGUE CUP - HOME ROUND SEASON DATE 1 2010 10/08/2010 LEAGUE TROPHY - HOME ROUND SEASON DATE 3 2006 28/11/2006

Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley

A A A A A A A A A A A

L W W D W L D L D L L

1 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 0

4 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 3 1

Beresford Turner (3), Burton, Baines Perry Jordan Harrison, Doherty Leighton (2) Rowe, Williams

OPPONENT VEN RES F Accrington Stanley H D 2

A PENS SCORERS 2 Thompson, Todd

OPPONENT VEN RES F Accrington Stanley A W 5

A PENS SCORERS 0 Kirkaldie (3), Todd, Jordan

OPPONENT VEN RES F Accrington Stanley H L 1

A PENS SCORERS 2 Payne

OPPONENT VEN RES F Accrington Stanley H W 2

A PENS SCORERS 0 Heffernan, Thornton

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FOUR TO ACCRINGTON STANLEY

JONNY MAXTED TOP STOPPER

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The 25-year-old is a product of the Rovers youth academy, having spent a number of years here at the Keepmoat Stadium. Initially starting out in non-league with Collingham and hometown side Tadcaster Albion, Maxted was picked up by Rovers and signed his first professional contract in 2012. He would then spend time on loan at Goole and Gainsborough Trinity, before a permanent move to Hartlepool United. Time with Forest Green Rovers followed, as did a return to Yorkshire with Guiseley, and he played a key part in the Lions run to the second round of the FA Cup in November 2017, with his penalty shoot-out heroics against Accrington then earning him a move to the Wham Stadium the following January. He made his Stanley debut towards the end of last season, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 win at home to Notts County.

SEAN McCONVILLE MIDFIELD MAESTRO

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The attacking midfielder is in his second spell with Stanley following a stint between 2009 and 2011. He was picked up by Accrington following time in non-league with Skelmersdale United, making 76 appearances in the league over his two seasons there before his move to Stockport County. McConville would join Barrow in 2012 enjoying a season in Cumbria, before a season each with Stalybridge Celtic and Chester. McConville would make his return to league football with Stanley in 2015, helping them to the League Two play-off semi-finals in his first season, before scoring 12 goals last season as Stanley won the League Two title in the last campaign. Following last season’s success, McConville was also named in the 2017/18 League Two Team of the Year after his superb form.

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O WATCH MARK HUGHES DEFENSIVE ROCK

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The experienced centre-half came through the ranks at Everton before signing for Northampton Town in 2007. Hughes would spend two years at Sixfields before a move to Walsall in 2009. After a season with the Saddlers, Hughes’ next move would be to Australia’s A League, signing a contract with North Queensland Fury, winning their Player of the Year, Fans’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards in his only season with the club. A return to England in 2011 saw him spend two seasons with Bury, also enjoying a brief loan spell with Accrington in 2013. Time with Morecambe and Stevenage would follow his departure from Gigg Lane, before a return to Stanley midway through the 2015/16 season. He would help them to promotion as League Two champions last season, playing every league game for John Coleman’s men in their title-winning campaign.

BILLY KEE DEADLY STRIKER

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The forward has been one of the EFL’s most prolific goal scorers in recent seasons. Kee began his career with Leicester City, though he would make his professional debut in a loan spell with Stanley in 2009. A permanent move to Torquay United in 2010 would follow, quickly becoming a fan favourite at Plainmoor during his time with the Gulls, also playing for the Northern Ireland under-21 side whilst with Torquay. Kee would then move on to Burton Albion in 2011, spending three years at the Pirelli Stadium before his switch to Scunthorpe United. It would be a permanent return to the Wham Stadium though where Kee would find his feet again, being a part of the side that reached the League Two play-off semi-finals in 2016. Last season would be Kee’s best in professional football, scoring 25 goals as Stanley raced to the League Two title, with Kee also winning the Player of the Year award for the division.

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TWO PLAYERS CURRENTLY PLAYING HERE AT THE KEEPMOAT STADIUM MAKE UP THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THESE TWO SIDES, WITH JOE WRIGHT THE FIRST TO PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS. Wright began his career with Huddersfield Town, coming up through the youth ranks at the West Yorkshire side after joining them at under-16 level in 2010, before signing his first professional contract there three years later. He featured regularly on the bench for the Terriers during his early years there after signing his deal, signing an extension in 2015 for a further year, though it wouldn’t be long before he made his first move away from the John Smith’s Stadium. Wright would join Accrington Stanley on loan during the summer of 2015, spending a full season at the Wham Stadium, making his debut in a 1-1 draw with Luton Town in August. Wright went on to play 20 games in the league as Stanley made the League Two play-offs in 2016, losing out to eventual play-off winners AFC Wimbledon after a twolegged semi-final. The central defender, who also made two appearances for the Welsh under-21 side in 2015, would make a permanent move to Rovers following a successful season with Accrington, as he looked to help Rovers to promotion back to League One at the first attempt. He made his debut in the League Cup defeat at home to Nottingham Forest and he consolidated his place in the side for the first half of the season, going on to make 27 appearances in all competitions as Rovers were promoted from League Two after a 1-0 win over Mansfield Town in which he featured. Wright became a mainstay in the Rovers’ backline last season upon their third-tier return, forging a good partnership with Andy Butler before injuries in both February and March curtailed his progress. Wright scored his first league goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the first home game of the season, scoring again in a 2-1 defeat away at Coventry City, and he was rewarded for his good start to the 2018/19 season with a contract extension until the summer of 2021 at the very least. Another connection who has enjoyed his time at both clubs comes in the form of MALLIK WILKS, who has spent the duration of this season on loan from Leeds United.

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Wilks made his Leeds debut in the FA Cup in January 2017, just a few weeks after signing his first professional contract at Elland Road, though the following season would see him sent out on loan to Accrington. He introduced himself in the best way possible, scoring a 95th-minute equaliser on debut away at Notts County in August 2017, and going on to score five goals in 23 appearances for Stanley, earning a championship medal following their League Two title win last season. He would spend the second half of the last campaign on loan at Grimsby Town, however injury saw him make just six appearances for the Mariners. Wilks joined Rovers ahead of the start of this season, and he has gone on to be one of the star performers in the charge for the League One play-offs. He started superbly, scoring three goals in his first three games, all in wins against Southend United, Wycombe and Scunthorpe United, as well as winning multiple Man of the Match awards as voted by the fans throughout the course of the campaign. He scored his 15th goal of the season in March’s 3-1 win at home to Walsall with a trademark Wilks’ finish, weaving his way down the right-hand side before shooting with his left, and he looks set to play a big part for Rovers as they head towards the biggest stage of the season so far. Alex Gibbings


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Rovers played out a second draw in a row at home to Accrington Stanley, with both sides having great chances to win the game, however a late goal from the visitors would see both walk away from the Keepmoat Stadium with a point. It would be the visitors who had the brighter start of the two, taking the lead after just four minutes. Conor Grant was dispossessed by Jordan Clark in the opposition half, and he played the ball across to Shay McCartan. McCartan ran from inside his own box towards the edge of the penalty area, taking the ball past Andy Butler before slotting the ball into the far corner beyond Ian Lawlor to give Stanley the lead. Alfie May, on his full debut, and John Marquis both had shots blocked by the Accrington defence in what was a very quick start to the game, and just before the 20-minute mark, Rovers would find themselves level. Grant’s ball into the box was met by Tommy Rowe, and he looped the ball over Marek Rodak at the second attempt to put Rovers on level terms. After the interval, Lawlor had to be alert to keep McCartan at bay, with the Accrington man striking from distance; the Irishman was at his best to tip the ball behind from a corner, with the ball looking destined to hit the back of the net. Rovers took confidence from this, and

with a swift counter of their own, they took the lead on the hour. Matty Blair won the ball down the right, playing it forward to James Coppinger who swung the ball across to May. May flicked the ball into the path of Marquis, with the striker taking his time to compose himself before slotting into Rodak’s near post to hand the home side the lead. Rowe and Coppinger could have put the game out of sight, with the pair

both flashing chances just wide of the post, and with 10 minutes to go, they would be left to rue their missed opportunities. Stanley’s Clark swung a free kick into the area that was headed on by Matty Pearson, tapped in on the line by Jonathan Edwards, ensuring that both sides would share the points, despite Rowe being one-on-one with Rodak in injury time and poking the ball just wide, but Rovers maintained their unbeaten run at home in the league.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Rovers would go on to win four of their next five games, including a 3-1 win at home to Notts County and a 4-1 win away at Leyton Orient. The unbeaten home run would come to an end against Plymouth Argyle at the end of March, but in their next home game they would seal promotion to League One with a 1-0 win at home to Mansfield Town. Rovers would finish in third place in League Two, narrowly missing out on the title on the final day, losing 2-1 away at Hartlepool United, but an instant return to the third tier would be seen as a success at the Keepmoat. For Accrington, the 2-2 draw would come in the middle of a brilliant end of season run that would see them pull away from the bottom end of the table, losing just two of their final 17 games, finally finishing in 13th after being 22nd on Boxing Day. Last season would be very successful for Stanley, as they were crowned League Two champions, finishing five points clear of nearest challengers Luton Town. Billy Kee was a standout performer for Stanley, scoring 25 goals in the league and going on to win the League Two Player of the Year.

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NUMBERS GAME THE NO. 23 SHIRT HAS HAD ONLY SEVEN OWNERS SINCE ROVERS INTRODUCED SQUAD NUMBERS IN 2002. PERHAPS IT IS BECAUSE THE NO. 23 IN SPORT HAS TAKEN ON AN ICONIC QUALITY SINCE IT WAS WORN FIRST BY BASKETBALL LEGEND MICHAEL JORDAN AND THEN BY DAVID BECKHAM, WHEN HE JOINED REAL MADRID FROM MANCHESTER UNITED IN 2003. AT LEAST A COUPLE OF ROVERS’ WEARERS OF THE SHIRT MIGHT BE ABLE TO CLAIM LEGENDARY STATUS TOO. One of those was the first wearer of the shirt, central defender STEVE FOSTER (2003-06). Foster had experience at Mansfield Town, Telford United, Woking and Bristol Rovers and it was from the last named club that he joined Rovers in August 2002, initially on a short-term deal. His impressive performances soon earned him a long-term contract and he became a key member of Dave Penney’s side which won back-to-back promotions. Foster played in the Conference Play-Off Final at Stoke in May 2003 when Rovers beat Dagenham and Redbridge 3-2 with Francis Tierney’s Golden Goal. The following season, with Rovers back in the Football League after a five-year absence, Foster played 44 League games as Rovers secured the Division Three title. In total he made 134 appearances for Rovers, but his time at the club ended abruptly in January 2006 when he was released by mutual consent to join Scunthorpe United. The No. 23 was not vacant for long, as JASON PRICE (2006-09) joined from Hull City just after Foster’s departure. He soon gained a cult following among fans for his hairstyle and all-action play. Price earned legendary status in February 2007 when he scored a last-minute goal as Rovers beat Crewe Alexandra to reach the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final. The final itself, played at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, was a bitter-sweet occasion for Price. He helped Rovers overcome Bristol Rovers 3-2 in extra time to lift the trophy but he sustained a snapped Achilles tendon which kept him out of action for some time. Nevertheless he returned to action in the 2007-08 season and his seven League goals helped Rovers reach the League One play-offs. Price featured in the 1-0 Wembley win over Leeds United that took Rovers up to the second tier of English football for the first time in 50

years. His time at Rovers was drawing to a close and after a loan spell there he joined Millwall at the start of the 2009-10 season. Price’s successor was a player who appeared to have potential for greatness. KYLE BENNETT (2011-15) joined Rovers at a difficult time and soon saw the man who signed him, manager Sean O’Driscoll, lose his job. Bennett was part of the side relegated from the Championship after four seasons at the end of 2011-12, but he started the following season’s League One campaign in excellent form, scoring in the first two League games. However, Bennett scored only one more League goal that season. Bennett missed most of the 2013-14 season through injury before enjoying his best season with Rovers in 2014-15, playing a total of 50 games and scoring eight goals. He opted to move on to Portsmouth at the end of the season, his potential largely unfulfilled. Since then the shirt has been worn for a season apiece by goalkeeper MARKO MAROSI (2015-16) and ALFIE BEESTIN (2016-17) before passing to its current wearer ALEX KIWOMYA (2017date). The pacy young striker has not enjoyed the best of fortune since joining Rovers from Chelsea, missing much of the 2017-18 season with a serious illness and then spending most of this season on loan at Chesterfield. Might a change of number for next season change Alex’s luck? JOHN COYLE

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CENTRAL LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD FIXTURES 2018/2019 DATE OPPOSITION SEPTEMBER Tue 11 Grimsby Town Tue 18 Mansfield Town OCTOBER Fri 5 Everton NOVEMBER Tue 6 Sheffield United Tue 20 Notts County DECEMBER Mon 3 Blackburn Rovers Tue 18 Peterborough United JANUARY Tue 8 Notts County Tue 15 Rotherham United Mon 21 Everton Tue 29 Wigan Athletic FEBRUARY Tue 5 Grimsby Town Fri 8 Sheffield United Tue 12 Port Vale Tue 19 Mansfield Town Mon 25 Blackburn Rovers MARCH Tue 5 Morecambe Tue 19 Notts County Tue 26 Wigan Athletic APRIL Tue 2 Morecambe Tue 16 Port Vale Tue 23 Rotherham United

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CL CL

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3-2 Kiwomya, Beestin, Taylor 1-5 Beestin

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0-3 -

H H

PLC CL

L L

1-3 Crawford 1-2 -

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PLC CL

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0-0 2-3 Blair, Taylor

H H H A

CLC CL PLC CL

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0-4 1-1 3-3 3-2

Watters Sadlier, May, Gibbons Rowe (2), Gibbons

H A A A H

CL PLC CL CL PLC

W L L W L

3-0 1-2 0-1 1-0 1-5

May (2), Longbottom Wright Wilks Watters

H A H

CL CL CL

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1-1 Boocock 2-1 Watters, Longbottom 0-4 -

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0-3 4-3 Trialist (2), Boocock, Watters 14:00

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EXPECT Youth are currently looking for volunteers to support voluntary and community groups across Doncaster to deliver a quality, engaging and responsive youth offer for children and young people.

Why Volunteer?

What support will you get?

Next Steps

Access to free training to help develop your skills and knowledge of youth work Support with identifying a locally-based voluntary group or community group you may wish to be involved with

There are many benefits of volunteering: Meet new people Learn new skills Give something back to the community Make a difference Have fun

If you are interested in volunteering with EXPECT Youth please complete an online expression of interest at expectyouth.co.uk/volunteering or text VOLUNTEER and YOUR NAME to 07570 933307 One of our team will then be in touch.

All volunteers will require a current DBS certificate in order to work with children and young people. Our team can support you with this should you require assistance.


EXPECT Youth are a Doncaster-based charity working throughout the borough with children and young people aged between 5 and 19 years old and up to 25 years old if they have special educational needs or disabilities. One of our aims is to increase the offering and reach of local voluntary youth organisations. Our volunteers help us to create positive activities and personal development opportunities for children and young people. EXPECT Youth brings together opportunities and facilities to support and add value to the fantastic work of voluntary groups and the existing council provision. TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE. WITH YOUR HELP, WE WILL MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER DIFFERENCE!

OUR VALUES Promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Be at the heart of the community. Operate with excellence, passion and commitment. Be respectful, reliable and trusted. Act with professionalism and integrity. Be flexible to the challenges and needs of children and young people from across the Doncaster Borough.

OUR MISSION EXPECT Youth’s mission is to work together to make sustainable improvements to the aspiration, achievement and life skills of young people across Doncaster by making a positive impact upon their lives.

Hello everyone! Welcome to our evening game against Accrington Stanley and I hope you all had a fantastic Easter. Thank you Stephen for emailing me photos of Aleceia and Sam. I am enjoying receiving my own emails and lucky to have friends who help me with my replies. I hope everyone has been enjoying my DDTV, special thanks to all my assistants who have helped with filming. We have exciting videos coming up so please keep watching.

Enjoy the game! Donny Dog EXPECT Youth, The Point, South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR | Tel: 01302 637276

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Calum Booth, Bobby Carter, Ryan Cave, Louis Farber, Annabelle Fox, Max Kizildag, Jessica Knowles, Eban Nazimek, Oliver Nixon, Nathan Ogden, Harry Peace, Harry Robinson, Amy Shaw, Brayden Stewart, Lilly Stokes, Walter Thompson,

Oliver Tiplady, Charlie Tomlinson, EXPECT Youth are currently Why Volunteer? Freddie Tomlinson, Uttley, There are many benefits Elsie of volunteering: looking for volunteers to support voluntary and Daisy Walker, Meet new people April Wilcox community groups across Learn new skills Doncaster to deliver a Give something back to the community Make a difference Donny Dog quality, engaging and Have fun responsive youth offer for score prediction children and young people. Age: 10 Hobbies: What support will you get? Next Steps all, Athletics, War Footb Erik Viking Access to free training to help develop If youthe are interested in volunteering your skills and knowledge youth work with EXPECT Youth please ry andofPS4 Histo score prediction complete an online expression of interest at Support with identifying a locally-based Favourite Player: expectyouth.co.uk/volunteering or voluntary group or community group you inger s Copp text VOLUNTEER and YOUR NAME to Jame may wish to be involved with

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EXPECT Youth are a Doncaster-based charity working throughout the borough with children and young people aged between 5 and 19 years old and up to 25 years old if they have special educational needs or disabilities. One of our aims is to increase the offering and reach of local voluntary youth organisations. Our volunteers help us to create positive activities and personal development opportunities for children and young people. EXPECT Youth brings together opportunities and facilities to support and add value to the fantastic work of voluntary groups and the existing council provision. TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE. WITH YOUR HELP, WE WILL MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER DIFFERENCE!

OUR VALUES Promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Be at the heart of the community. Operate with excellence, passion and commitment. Be respectful, reliable and trusted. Act with professionalism and integrity. Be flexible to the challenges and needs of children and young people from across the Doncaster Borough.

OUR MISSION EXPECT Youth’s mission is to work together to make sustainable improvements to the aspiration, achievement and life skills of young people across Doncaster by making a positive impact upon their lives.

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COMMERCIAL GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE KEEPMOAT STADIUM AS WE HOST ACCRINGTON STANLEY. TONIGHTS’S VISITORS WILL PROVE TOUGH OPPOSITION, NARROWLY STEALING THE SPOILS THE LAST TIME WE LOCKED HORNS IN A 1-0 WIN.

Grant McCann’s side have excellent form on their side though, winning four in a row as we headed into the Easter weekend (deadlines mean we went to print before the Good Friday trip to Sunderland). We are delighted this evening to welcome Utilitia as match sponsor. Established in 2003, energy supplier Utilitia have the vision of simplifying the service customers experience and challenge the big six. A large number of their customer base have joined them through word of mouth, which is testament to the quality of their product and service. We also wish a warm welcome to this evening’s matchball sponsor Howarth Timber. With over 175 years of trading experience, the Howarth Timber Group has grown to provide not only the widest range of products, but expertise, service and knowledge you can rely on. Now the UK's largest privately-owned timber company, their origins can be traced back to 1840 when they began trading as Hudson & Co. Over the years the Howarth Timber Group has expanded from a one man company to an employer of more than 1,000 people specialists who know the industry inside out. We hope both our sponsors have a fantastic time with us today in the Jibba Jabba Restaurant and let’s hope for another three points on our quest for the play-offs. There are a range of exciting commercial opportunities available at Club Doncaster, whether you want to advertise your business, or celebrate with family. For more information contact the team on 01302 764665 or email commercial@clubdoncaster.co.uk.

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SAFETY Three points is not the only priority today. Making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result. Over recent months we have been working closely with the police and the EFL to review security at the Keepmoat Stadium. Now we are asking you to do your bit. It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remains vigilant and reports any concerns to stewards or police. Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is ACT #ActionCountersTerrorism. Rovers safety officer Sam Ramsden said:

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"We want everyone to enjoy today’s game at the Keepmoat Stadium but if you see anything that causes you concern, tell a steward or staff member. Please do not worry that you might be wasting our time. "The stewards are here to help keep us all safe so please be patient and cooperate with their instructions. When it comes to security it has to be a team effort and we are all players." Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe: • Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks • Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground

• Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away • If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999 • In an emergency, listen to the public address instructions and follow them • If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile • Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles • Once you are safe, follow the local police force on Twitter for updates To find out more, visit gov.uk/ACT or @TerrorismPolice

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SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICER DEAN MEDCALF GOOD EVENING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND A WARM WELCOME TO THE KEEPMOAT STADIUM, AND A WARM WELCOME TO ALL THE VISITING FANS FROM ACCRINGTON.

I would like to thank all the Rovers fans who made the recent trip to Sunderland, I hope you all had a safe journey and enjoyed the game.

Walsall fans and to pass on some information to the travelling fans to tell them where they could buy tickets, where the Belle Vue Bar is.

At our recent home game against Walsall, Rovers hosted our annual Junior Takeover Day which is always a highlight of the season. For the second time, we had a junior supporter liaison officer as Lucy and her dad joined me for the day. The day started with members of the Rovers staff being introduced to their junior staff member and once I had met Lucy, we headed off for a chat to discuss what the SLO role was and what our day would include. We then took to twitter to post a welcome message to the

Once we had posted our information out, we went on a tour of the stadium to have a look around and a chance to show Lucy where the away fans can buy tickets from in case we needed to point anyone in that direction later on. We also had time to have a quick chat with one or two of the players as they were arriving at the Stadium. After this, we went on to meet and greet both the home and visiting fans as they started to arrive and to see if there was any way we could help or assist.

It was a great day as the Junior Takeover days always are, I would like to thank Lucy and her dad for joining me for the day and I hope that everyone involved had a great day. As always I hope you all enjoy tonight’s game, if you have any questions then please contact me on the usual SLO social media accounts, @SLO_DRFC on twitter, DRFC SLO on Facebook or you can email me at dean.medcalf@ clubdoncaster.co.uk. Rovers Till I Die Dean Medcalf Supporter Liaison Officer

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A BIG WARM WELCOME TO OUR FRIENDS FROM ACCRINGTON STANLEY - TO THE PLAYERS, MANAGEMENT, DIRECTORS, AND MAINLY THE SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE MADE THE SHORT JOURNEY OVER THE PENNINES. I HOPE THEY HAVE A GREAT DAY AT THE KEEPMOAT STADIUM TODAY, BESIDES THE RESULT OF COURSE. I HOPE THEY MANAGE TO SAMPLE THE FULL KEEPMOAT STADIUM EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING FACE PAINTING AND A CHANCE TO TAKE PENALTIES IN THE AWAY STAND FOR THE KIDS, AND HAD TIME TO POP INTO THE BELLE VUE BAR.

We are now getting to the business end of the season, with games coming thick and fast, we need all the fans to get behind the team and roar us over the line, It looks like the Coventry game, at home on the final day of the season, could be a very important clash for us.

of fans, and if you would like to travel with them call on 0778 316923. I believe they were looking forward to their weekend away for the Sunderland game. Also the travel club take coaches from Hatfield and Infirmary/Keepmoat Stadium, call Ian Hepworth on 07946333847.

The next away game will be our last away game of the season on April 27 at Oxford United with coaches leaving Retford at 09am, Harworth 9.05am, Bawtry/Rossington 9.15am, Punches 9.20am, Infirmary 9.30am and the Keepmoat Stadium at 9.45am. Fares are £23 members and £21 concessions, for members, non-members please add £2. Please book early on 07961727769 and please put all coach bookings through me - please call after 6pm or text me. Last bookings are Wednesday for Saturday games.

The Supporters Club also run a coach to home games from the Retford area, departs Kettlewells at 1pm, Harworth pit Gates 1.20pm and Rossington Styrupp and the Labour club at 1.30pm, for midweek games times are 6pm, 6.20pm and 6.30pm. There is no need to book, just turn up. You don’t need to be a member to travel, cuts out the hassle of parking, and you can have a pint and relax.

In the event of us being involved in the play-offs, we will be taking phone bookings for the semi-final trip, but you will be allocated a coach and pay on the coach. And if Wembley is the final destination, then we will revert to paying in advance. On behalf of all the fans who have travelled with us this season, thank you for your continued support, and to all who have stewarded buses and sold tickets for us a big thank you. Our North branch also take coaches to away games from the Askern/Adwick/ A19 corridor areas, they are a good sets

The Retford branch of the Supporters Club are holding their end of season Dinner and Dance, and away player of the year awards at Ye Olde bell Inn at Barnby Moor near Retford on Friday May 10 (7.30pm start) with a free bus from the Doncaster area, tickets are priced at £25 and you can stop over at the hotel for £99 per room per night if interested. Don’t forget to call in at the Supporters Club shop based in the Club Doncaster Academy, we sell all programmes and football memorabilia and are open until 30 minutes before kick off on matchdays. Enjoy the game. Rovers Till We Die Paul Mayfield

VIKING SUPPORTERS CO-OPERATIVE Football is the national game, and football supporters are the lifeblood of the game. While many privately owned football clubs are well run, ours included, there are numerous examples over the years where this model of ownership has failed the supporters of that club, and has led to a number of clubs becoming either partly or fully owned by those supporters. The Minister Of Sport set up the Expert Working Group with the intention of looking at ways to improve engagement and dialogue between clubs and fans, and therefore to improve transparency and trust. The detailed recommendations from the EWG led to the government instructing the EFL and the Premier League to enter into structured dialogue with those supporters, and especially with the supporters trust at that club. As you may be aware the club hold two Meet The Owners events each year which meet the criteria set down by the EFL. On top of that the club have a Supporters Board which meets on a regular basis during the season to discuss a very broad range of topics. Suffice to say that DRFC have not only met the requirements but have exceeded them in both frequency and content, and that is something we can once again be proud of. Martin O'Hara

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SATURDAY 27TH APRIL | 3.00PM | SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Rovers travel to the Kassam Stadium to face Oxford United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday April 27. Ground: Kassam Stadium Capacity: 12,400 (all seated) Phone: 01865 337500 Postcode: OX4 4XP TRAVELLING BY CAR: Follow the M1 (South) and M40, taking the exit at Junction 9 for the A34. At the first two roundabouts, take the third exit then the first exit onto A423 Southern By-Pass Road. Continue onto the A4074, the take the first exit at the first roundabout, before taking the second exit at the next roundabout onto Grenoble Road. Go straight over the next roundabout and then the first exit at the last roundabout, before turning right and the ground is on the right. TRAVELLING BY TRAIN: The nearest train station to the Kassam Stadium is Oxford station. This is located just over four miles away from the ground, and there is the number 5 bus service that runs from the station at bus stop R2, and that stops just a short walk from the Kassam.

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FOUNDATION UP Club Doncaster Foundation took a team of Kicks participants to the University of Warwick for the Premier League Kicks Cup on Monday April 8. The players, who represented Rovers, took part in an under 16s six-a-side tournament, facing off against some of the best teams in the UK.
 The latest staging of the competition had more than 700 young people representing 65 professional football clubs coming together to play football and form friendships.

Fit Rovers have made an exceptional start to the Club Doncaster boot drive which aims to provide boots to a local refugee football team by donating more than 50 pairs of AstroTurf trainers and football boots in one evening. The Fit Rovers vets have joined Doncaster Rovers and the Club Doncaster Foundation in supporting local football team Doncaster Conversation Club United (DCC United), which was set up to give asylum seekers and refugees access to team sports in Doncaster. As well as donating their own unused shoes, Fit Rovers have hosted a boot drive and will continue to do so at Rovers’ remaining Saturday home match against Coventry City on the final day of the regular season. Supporters have been encouraged to join the boot drive and help out where

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possible. The Fit Rovers vets will be based at each of the four corners of the stadium on the above date and will provide drop-off points for supporters to donate AstroTurf trainers and football boots. Asylum seekers are granted a stay in the country while their case is looked at, if their case is approved, they will then reach refugee status, but this can take years. Asylum seekers are not allowed to work and are given just £35 a week to live on, these conditions make it very difficult for people to enjoy playing and taking part in sport. Club Doncaster Foundation staff recognise the positive role that football can play in maintaining physical and mental health and helping with social integration. A number of partnerships between Club Doncaster Foundation and DCC United have been established to help with this.

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Teams from across the UK featured, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle United. The Doncaster Kicks side faced off against Hull City, Crystal Palace, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United and Stoke City, securing victory over Hull and pushing Palace all the way in an entertaining draw. Palace went on to contest the final, losing out narrowly to Watford. As well as the action on the pitch, there were plenty of other activities for the young people to take part in. Freestyle world champion Liv Cooke was on hand to show the skills that led to her claiming the Freestyle Football World title and encouraged other players to join in. Sport development officer at the Foundation Mark Cooper said: “The entire event was a great experience for our team. They really enjoyed it and had the chance to test themselves against some really good Premier League sides. “A huge thank you to the Premier League for allowing young people to take part in events like this.”


DATE

The PL Kicks Cup celebrates the work carried out by the PL Kicks programme in local communities across England and Wales all year long.

enhance their wellbeing and positively impact their communities to be safer, stronger and more inclusive.

It began in 2006 and is now run by 69 professional football clubs. Kicks aims to inspire children and young people to develop their potential,

For more information on the Premier League Kicks programme in Doncaster, please visit clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk.

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SKY BET LEAGUE ONE 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 9 10 8 11 12 14 16 13 17 20 15 18 19 22 21 23 24

LUTON TOWN BARNSLEY SUNDERLAND PORTSMOUTH CHARLTON ATHLETIC DONCASTER ROVERS PETERBOROUGH UNITED COVENTRY CITY BURTON ALBION BLACKPOOL FLEETWOOD TOWN OXFORD UNITED SHREWSBURY TOWN BRISTOL ROVERS GILLINGHAM ACCRINGTON STANLEY WYCOMBE WANDERERS PLYMOUTH ARGYLE SCUNTHORPE UNITED ROCHDALE AFC WIMBLEDON SOUTHEND UNITED WALSALL BRADFORD CITY

P 42 42 41 41 42 42 41 42 42 42 41 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42

W 25 23 21 23 23 19 18 17 16 14 15 13 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10

D 12 13 17 11 10 12 10 10 12 16 11 14 14 13 9 12 11 11 9 9 8 7 9 6

TOP GOALSCORERS

L 5 6 3 7 9 11 13 15 14 12 15 15 16 17 20 18 19 19 21 21 22 23 22 26

F 81 72 74 75 62 71 63 50 60 47 54 50 47 44 54 43 52 51 49 51 37 49 45 45

A 37 35 41 44 38 52 54 49 48 46 47 56 53 47 68 61 64 67 73 83 59 63 69 72

GD 44 37 33 31 24 19 9 1 12 1 7 -6 -6 -3 -14 -18 -12 -16 -24 -32 -22 -14 -24 -27

PTS 87 82 80 80 79 69 64 61 60 58 56 53 50 49 48 48 47 47 45 45 44 43 42 36

W D D L W D L W L D L D L D L L L W W D W L L L

D D W W D L L W W L L W W D D L L L L W W L L L

FORM W W W D W W W W W W W W L W L D W W W D W W W W L W L L W D L D L L D D L L D L L W L L L L L L

D L D W W W W D D D D W D D L L L L D W D D L L

L W L W W W W W W L L D W W L W W L L L D L L L

FIXTURES & RESULTS

PLAYER

TEAM

James Collins

Luton Town

GLS 22

John Marquis

Doncaster Rovers

19

Tom Eaves

Gillingham

19

Lyle Taylor

Charlton Athletic

18

Ian Henderson

Rochdale

18

Ched Evans

Fleetwood Town

16

Mallik Wilks

Doncaster Rovers

14

FRIDAY 19TH APRIL AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers Barnsley v Shrewsbury Town Burton Albion v Portsmouth Coventry City v Bradford City Fleetwood Town v Peterborough United Gillingham v Plymouth Argyle Oxford United v Charlton Athletic Rochdale v Wycombe Wanderers Scunthorpe United v Blackpool Sunderland v Doncaster Rovers Walsall v Southend United SATURDAY 20TH APRIL Accrington Stanley v Luton Town MONDAY 22ND APRIL Blackpool v Fleetwood Town Bradford City v Gillingham Bristol Rovers v Rochdale Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United Peterborough United v Sunderland Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley Portsmouth v Coventry City Shrewsbury Town v Oxford United Southend United v Burton Albion Wycombe Wanderers v Walsall TUESDAY 23RD APRIL Doncaster Rovers v Accrington Stanley Luton Town v AFC Wimbledon *correct as of 18/04/19

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FIXTURES & RESULTS DATE

OPPOSITION

COMP

SCORE

ATT

AWAY POS

STARTING XI

AUGUST Sat 4

Southend United

A

EFL1

W

3-2

7,147

591

3

Marosi

Wright

Butler

Crawford

Wycombe Wanderers

H

EFL1

W

3-0

7,122

414

1

Marosi

Mason Mason

Andrew

Sat 11

Andrew

Wright

Butler

Kane

Tue 14

Scunthorpe United

A

CC1

W

2-1

3,272

1,206

-

Marosi

Mason

Andrew

Wright

Butler

Kane

Sat 18

Burton Albion

A

EFL1

L

0-1

3,129

1,031

5

Marosi

Mason

Andrew

Wright

Butler

Kane

Tue 21

Shrewsbury Town

H

EFL1

D

0-0

6,943

331

6

Marosi

Mason

Andrew

Wright

Butler

Kane

Sat 25

Portsmouth

H

EFL1

D

0-0

7,618

1,121

7

Mason

Andrew

Wright

Butler

Tue 28

Blackpool

H

CC2

L

1-2

3,188

192

-

Marosi Lawlor

Mason

Andrew

Wright

Kane Blair

Marosi

Mason

Andrew

T Anderson

Butler

Blair

T Anderson

Butler

T Anderson

SEPTEMBER Sat 1

Peterborough United

A

EFL1

D

1-1

7,060

Tue 4

Newcastle United U21

H

CTG1

L

1-3

1,544

115

-

Sat 8

Luton Town

H

EFL1

W

2-1

7,526

1,013

641

7

7

Sat 15

Walsall

A

EFL1

W

4-1

4,546

496

5

Marosi

Mason

Sat 22

Bradford City

H

EFL1

W

2-1

8,481

1,298

4

Marosi

Sat 29

Plymouth Argyle

A

EFL1

W

3-2

8,532

257

3

Marosi

Mason Mason

Marosi Marosi

Lund Mason

Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew

Wright Wright Wright Wright

Butler Butler

Kane Kane Kane Kane

Butler

Kane

Butler

Kane

Butler

Kane Kane

OCTOBER Tue 2

Accrington Stanley

A

L

0-1

2,327

546

3

Marosi

Mason

Sat 6

Fleetwood Town

H

EFL1

L

0-4

6,846

205

6

Marosi

Mason

Andrew Andrew

Wright

Butler

Tue 9

Grimsby Town

H

CTG2

EFL1

W

2-0

1,420

143

-

Lawlor

Lund

Horton

T Anderson

Blaney

Kane

Sat 13

Rochdale

A

EFL1

W

3-2

3,600

754

4

Marosi

Mason

Andrew

Wright

Butler

Crawford

Sat 20

Gillingham

H

EFL1

D

3-3

6,891

237

6

Marosi

Butler

Kane

Tue 23

Sunderland

H

EFL1

L

0-1

11,881

3,973

7

Marosi

Sat 27

Coventry City

A

EFL1

L

1-2

11,006

686

8

Marosi

Mason

Wright

Andrew

T Anderson

Mason Blair

Andrew Andrew

Wright Wright

Butler T Anderson

Kane Kane

NOVEMBER Sat 3

Charlton Athletic

A

Sun 11

EFL1

L

0-2

9,873

617

9

Marosi

T Anderson

FAC1

D

2-2

3,239

496

-

Lawlor

Mason Mason

Andrew

A

Andrew

T Anderson

Wed 14 Notts County

Chorley

A

CTG3

L

2-4

915

193

-

Lawlor

Cummings

Amos

Sat 17

AFC Wimbledon

H

EFL1

W

2-1

7,843

362

8

Lawlor

Mason

Andrew

Tue 20

Chorley

H FAC1R

W

7-0

3,048

599

-

Lawlor

Mason

Andrew

Sat 24

Barnsley

A

EFL1

D

1-1

13,573

1,863

8

Lawlor

Blair

Andrew

Tue 27

Blackpool

H

EFL1

W

2-0

6,473

289

7

Lawlor

Mason

Andrew

Butler Butler

Kane Kane2 Crawford

T Anderson

Blaney

T Anderson

Butler

Kane

Butler

Kane

T Anderson Mason T Anderson

Butler

Kane

Butler

Kane

DECEMBER Sat 1

Charlton Athletic

FAC2

W

-

Lawlor

Mason

Andrew

T Anderson

Bristol Rovers

A

EFL1

W

4-0

7,356

364

6

Lawlor

Cummings

Andrew

T Anderson

Butler Butler

Kane

Sat 8 Sat 15

Scunthorpe United

H

EFL1

W

3-0

7,969

819

6

Lawlor

Cummings

Andrew

T Anderson

Butler

Kane

Sat 22

Oxford United

H

EFL1

D

2-2

7,425

470

6

Lawlor

Cummings

Andrew

T Anderson

Butler

Kane

Wed 26 Fleetwood Town

A

EFL1

L

0-3

2,908

tbc

7

Lawlor

Cummings

T Anderson

A

EFL1

W

3-1

4,791

272

7

Lawlor

Blair

T Anderson

Butler Butler

Kane

Sat 29

Andrew Andrew

T Anderson T Anderson

Butler

Kane

Butler

T Anderson

Butler

Gillingham

A

2-0

3,249

250

Kane

Kane

JANUARY 2019 Tue 1

Rochdale

H

EFL1

W

5-0

7,408

380

6

Lawlor

Blair

Andrew

Sun 6

Preston North End

A

FAC3

W

3-1

8,101

tbc

-

Lawlor

Blair

Sat 12

Wycombe Wanderers

A

EFL1

L

2-3

4,747

584

7

Lawlor

Andrew Andrew

Sat 19

Burton Albion

H

EFL1

D

2-2

7,202

318

7

Marosi

Blair

Andrew

T Anderson

Butler

Rowe

Sat 26

Oldham Athletic

H

FAC4

W

2-1

11,260

3,796

-

Marosi

Mason

Andrew

T Anderson

Downing

Kane

Lewis

Downing

Kane

Blair

Kane Kane

FEBRUARY Sat 2

Portsmouth

A

EFL1

D

1-1

17,800

480

7

Marosi

Andrew

T Anderson

Sat 9

Peterborough United

H

EFL1

W

3-1

9,627

1,760

6

Marosi

Lewis

Andrew

T Anderson

Tue 12

Southend United

H

EFL1

W

3-0

6,557

206

6

Marosi

Andrew

T Anderson

Sun 17

Crystal Palace

H

FAC5

L

0-2

14,010

3,001

-

Marosi

Lewis Blair

Andrew

T Anderson

Sat 23

Scunthorpe United

A

EFL1

D

1-1

6,255

1,898

6

Marosi

Blair

Andrew

T Anderson

Tue 26

Shrewsbury Town

A

EFL1

L

0-2

5,394

357

6

Marosi

Lewis

Andrew

T Anderson

Downing

Rowe

Downing

Kane

Downing

Kane

Downing

Kane

Downing

Kane

MARCH Sat 2

Charlton Athletic

H

EFL1

D

1-1

8,385

1,101

6

Marosi

Lewis

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Kane

Sat 9

AFC Wimbledon

A

EFL1

L

0-2

4,203

550

6

Marosi

Lewis

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Kane

Tue 12

Blackpool

A

EFL1

D

1-1

7,404

323

6

Marosi

Sadlier

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Blair

Fri 15

Barnsley

H

EFL1

D

0-0

11,710

3,653

6

Marosi

Blair

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Kane

Sat 23

Luton Town

A

EFL1

L

0-4

10,071

544

7

Marosi

Lewis

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Blair

Tue 26

Bristol Rovers

H

EFL1

W

4-1

6,907

323

6

Marosi

Blair

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Sadlier

Sat 30

Blair

Andrew

Butler

Downing

Sadlier

Andrew

Butler

T Anderson

Sadlier

Downing

Kane

Walsall

H

EFL1

W

3-1

7,630

462

6

Marosi

Sat 6

Bradford City

A

EFL1

W

1-0

16,496

1,182

6

Marosi

Sat 13

Plymouth Argyle

H

EFL1

W

2-0

7,795

620

6

Marosi

Fri 19

Sunderland

A

EFL1

17:15

Tue 23

Accrington Stanley

H

EFL1

19:45

Sat 27

Oxford United

A

EFL1

15:00

Sat 4

Coventry City

H

EFL1

17:30

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ISSUE 27 v ACCRINGTON STANLEY

APRIL

MAY

Blair Blair

Andrew

Butler


SUB 1 Whiteman

Amos

Blair

Lawlor, T Anderson, Kane, May

Blair

Taylor

Lawlor, T Anderson, May, Amos

Taylor

McCullough

Marquis

Blair

Taylor

May

Marquis

Taylor

Blair

T Anderson

May

Wilks Wilks

Marquis

Coppinger

Rowe

Kiwomya

Rowe

J Anderson

Taylor

May

Kiwomya

Beestin

Rowe

Coppinger

Rowe

Kiwomya

Wilks Wilks

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Rowe

Coppinger

Wilks

Whiteman

Rowe

Coppinger

Whiteman Whiteman

Blair

Whiteman

UNUSED

May

Whiteman

Marquis

SUB 3

Kiwomya Coppinger

Rowe

Coppinger

SUB 2

Marquis Marquis

Ben Khemis

Lawlor, T Anderson, Beestin, Amos Lawlor, McCullough, Anderson, Beestin Lawlor, Beestin, May, Lund Lawlor, T Anderson, Beestin, J Anderson Ogley, Lund, Horton, Gibbons

Wilks Wilks

Marquis

May

Beestin

Marquis

Horton

Mason

May

Lawlor, J Anderson, Kiwomya, Prior

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

May

J Anderson

Taylor

Lawlor, T Anderson, Beestin, Prior

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

May

J Anderson

Taylor

Lawlor, T Anderson, Beestin, Amos

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis2

May

Taylor

J Anderson

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis2

Crawford

May

Wilks

Marquis

May

Wilks

Marquis

Whiteman Ben Khemis

Whiteman Whiteman

Rowe

Blair Blair

Coppinger Coppinger Taylor

2

Lawlor, T Anderson, Taylor, Amos

Crawford

Taylor

Lawlor, T Anderson, J Anderson, Amos

Crawford

May

Beestin

Lawlor, T Anderson, J Anderson, Amos

Prior

Morris

Mason, Marosi, Greaves, Boocock

Taylor

Lawlor, T Anderson, Beestin, Horton

Blair

Coppinger

May

May Marquis

J Anderson

Wilks

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Crawford

J Anderson

Taylor

Lawlor, Beestin, May, Horton

Whiteman Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Marquis

J Anderson

May

Taylor

Lawlor, Crawford, T Anderson, Amos

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks Wilks

Marquis

J Anderson

Taylor

Whiteman

Taylor

Marquis

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

J Anderson

Blair

Longbottom

Beestin

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Whiteman

Crawford

Whiteman

Crawford

Whiteman Whiteman

Blair

Beestin

Lawlor, T Anderson, Beestin, J Anderson, Amos Beestin

Longbottom

J Anderson

Crawford

Lawlor, Beestin, Taylor, Blair, Ben Khemis, Lund

Blair

Coppinger

2

May

Wilks

Lawlor, May, Longbottom, Amos, Horton J Anderson

May

Jones, Crawford, Beestin, Amos Marosi, Crawford, Ben Khemis, Longbottom, Amos, Blaney

May Marquis

Mason May

Blair

Rowe

Jones, Andrew, Ben Khemis, Prior, Morris

Marquis

Crawford

Marquis

Rowe Rowe

Taylor

Coppinger

May4 May

Coppinger

May

Marquis

Rowe

Blair

Wilks

Marosi, Taylor, Amos, Cummings

Wilks

Wilks

Marosi, Beestin, J Anderson, Cummings Marosi, Beestin, Amos, Blaney Marosi, Beestin, Taylor, J Anderson, Blaney

Whiteman

Blair

Rowe

May

Marquis

Crawford

Wilks

Taylor

Marosi, Beestin, Amos, Cummings

Whiteman

Crawford

Wilks2 Wilks

Rowe

May

Taylor

Marosi, Blair, J Anderson, Amos

Whiteman

Coppinger Coppinger

Marquis

Crawford

Marquis

Rowe

May

Blair

Marosi, Taylor, J Anderson, Amos

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Rowe

Blair

May

Marosi, Taylor, Amos, Blaney

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

May

May

Wilks

Marquis

Rowe Crawford

J Anderson

2

Whiteman Whiteman Whiteman

Crawford Crawford Rowe

Whiteman

Crawford

May

Wilks

Whiteman

Crawford

May

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks Wilks

Marosi, Taylor, Amos, Blaney, Prior Boocock

Marosi, Blaney, Lund, Gibbons

Marquis Marquis

Rowe

Coppinger

Taylor

Marosi, Amos, Lund, Boocock

Coppinger

Rowe

Sadlier

Marosi, Horton, Greaves, Lewis

Marquis

Mason

Rowe

May

Marosi, Smith, Greaves, Lewis

2

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Whiteman2

Sadlier

Coppinger

May

Marquis

Smith Blair

May Wilks

Jones, Mason, Sadlier, Greaves, Lewis Wright

Jones, Rowe, Craeford, Lewis

Whiteman

Blair

Smith

Wilks

Marquis

Crawford

May

Rowe

Jones, Butler, Sadlier, Coppinger

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Blair

Sadlier

Smith

Jones, Butler, Rowe, May

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Blair

Sadlier

Smith

Jones, Butler, Rowe, May

Crawford

Coppinger

May

Marquis

Sadlier

Rowe

Boocock

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Smith

Sadlier

Rowe

Jones, Butler, May, Lewis

Whiteman

Crawford

Smith

Wilks

Marquis

Butler

Coppinger

Sadlier

Jones, Blair, May, Greaves

Whiteman

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Blair

Rowe

May

Jones, Smith, Sadlier, Blaney

Whiteman

Blair

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Crawford

Smith

May

Jones, Rowe, T Anderson, Sadlier

Whiteman

Crawford

Rowe

Wilks

May

Smith

Coppinger

Kane

Jones, T Anderson, Beestin, Lewis

Whiteman

Rowe

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

Crawford

Sadlier

May

Jones, T Anderson, Smith, Lewis

Rowe

Crawford

Wilks

Marquis

Smith

Sadlier

Hasani

Jones, T Anderson, Beestin, May

Wilks

Marquis

May

Beestin

Smith

Jones, T Anderson, Hasani, Lewis

Wilks

Marquis

Smith

Hasani

May

Jones, T Anderson, Beestin, Lewis

Whiteman

Coppinger 2

Jones, Wright, Butler, Lewis

Rowe

Crawford

Rowe

Crawford

Coppinger Coppinger

Rowe

Crawford

Coppinger

Wilks

Marquis

May

Beestin

Downing

Jones, Smith, Hasani, Lewis

Rowe

Crawford

Coppinger

Sadlier

Wilks

May

Beestin

Smith

Jones, Blaney, Hasani, Lewis

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SKY BET LEAGUE 1 APPS SUB GLS 24 AMOS, Danny 0 1 0 22 ANDERSON, Jermaine 1 8 1 12 ANDERSON, Tom 20 1 1 03 ANDREW, Danny 42 0 3 14 BEESTIN, Alfie 0 5 0 18 BEN KHEMIS, Issam 0 0 0 17 BLAIR, Matty 27 11 4 25 BLANEY, Shane 0 0 0 40 BOOCOCK, Rieves 0 1 0 06 BUTLER, Andy 36 1 1 26 COPPINGER, James 35 5 4 11 CRAWFORD, Ali 24 8 3 29 CUMMINGS, Shaun 4 0 0 31 DOWNING, Paul 13 0 0 30 FLETCHER, Jacob 0 0 0 41 HASANI, Lirak 0 2 0 35 HORTON, Branden 0 0 0 31 JAMES, Morgan 0 0 0 33 JONES, Louis 0 0 0 15 KANE, Herbie 33 1 4 23 KIWOMYA, Alex 1 2 0 01 LAWLOR, Ian 10 0 0 44 LEWIS, Aaron 7 0 0 21 LONGBOTTOM, Will 0 0 0 28 LUND, Mitchell 0 0 0 13 MAROSI, Marko 32 0 0 09 MARQUIS, John 40 0 19 02 MASON, Niall 19 1 0 19 MAY, Alfie 8 24 2 04 McCULLOUGH, Luke 0 0 0 34 MORRIS, James 0 0 0 32 PRIOR, Cody 0 0 0 10 ROWE, Tommy 15 13 5 22 SADLIER, Kieron 5 6 2 18 SMITH, Tyler 2 10 2 16 TAYLOR, Paul 1 13 1 27 WATTERS, Max 0 0 0 08 WHITEMAN, Ben 36 0 3 07 WILKS, Mallik 38 4 14 05 WRIGHT, Joe 14 0 2 OWN GOALS 0 TOTALS 463 117 71

EMIRATES FA CUP APPS SUB GLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 3 4 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 66 16 16

CARABAO CUP APPS SUB GLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 22 6 3

CHECKATRADE TROPHY 2018-19 TOTAL APPS SUB GLS APPS SUB GLS 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 8 1 3 0 0 30 1 2 0 0 0 50 0 4 3 0 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 36 12 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 42 1 2 0 0 0 40 6 4 2 0 0 27 10 3 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 42 1 7 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 36 0 0 1 0 1 48 0 23 0 2 0 25 3 0 2 1 4 16 27 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 18 16 5 0 0 0 6 8 2 0 0 0 2 10 2 1 0 0 3 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 5 1 1 0 42 7 16 0 0 0 16 1 2 0 0 33 8 5 583 147 95

CAREER TOTALS APPS SUB GLS 4 3 0 4 8 1 37 1 4 56 0 4 30 20 3 8 3 2 122 20 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 212 5 16 548 72 69 28 10 3 5 0 0 15 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 42 1 7 6 10 1 105 0 0 7 0 0 3 8 1 39 8 2 84 5 0 146 1 64 110 10 3 43 47 20 102 10 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 120 18 30 6 8 2 2 10 2 3 16 1 0 0 0 83 8 12 42 7 16 76 6 2

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ISSUE 27 v ACCRINGTON STANLEY *correct as of 18/04/19


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MATCH OFFICIALS REFEREE Sebastian Stockbridge

DONCASTER ROVERS

ACCRINGTON STANLEY

ASSISTANTS Paul Newhouse Richard Bartlett

MANAGER: Grant McCann 01 Ian LAWLOR 03 Danny ANDREW 04 Luke McCULLOUGH 05 Joe WRIGHT 06 Andrew BUTLER 07 Mallik WILKS 08 Ben WHITEMAN 09 John MARQUIS 10 Tommy ROWE 11 Alister CRAWFORD 12 Tom ANDERSON 13 Marko MAROSI 14 Alfie BEESTIN 15 Herbie KANE 17 Matthew BLAIR 18 Tyler SMITH 19 Alfie MAY 21 Will LONGBOTTOM 22 Kieran SADLIER 23 Alex KIWOMYA 24 Danny AMOS 26 James COPPINGER 29 Rian McLEAN

MANAGER: John Coleman FOURTH OFFICIAL Matthew Parry

01 Jonny MAXTED 02 Callum JOHNSON

IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENTER THE PITCH OR PERIMETER TRACK. ANYONE DOING SO WILL FACE ARREST AND A BAN FROM WATCHING FOOTBALL ANTI DISCRIMINATION POLICY

03 Mark HUGHES

Doncaster Rovers Football Club is determined to treat with equal consideration all supporters, regardless of gender, race or ethnic origin, religious belief, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other unjustifiable reason. The club, in association with its governing bodies (the FA and the EFL) and all footballing authorities, is determined to eradicate racism in football by ensuring that no barriers exist to anyone playing/enjoying the national game, whatever their ethnic background. To this end, Doncaster Rovers Football Club will not tolerate any form of racism amongst spectators. Anyone found to be culpable of displaying any form of racist behaviour will be removed from the stadium immediately.

06 Liam NOLAN

04 Janoi DONACIEN 05 Ben RICHARDS-EVERTON 07 Jordan CLARK 08 Scott BROWN 09 Offrande ZANZALA 10 Okera SIMMONDS 11 Sean McCONVILLE 12 Danny WILLIAMS 14 Sam FINLEY 15 Ross SYKES 16 Will WOOD

RESPECT THE LAW Supporters are reminded that the Keepmoat Stadium is a strictly no smoking venue. It is an offence to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol for anybody under the age of 18. Anybody caught doing so will face ejection from the stadium and prosecution. Anybody who appears to be under the age of 21 will be asked for ID. We appreciate supporters’ co-operation.

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Club Doncaster and Doncaster Rovers treats discriminatory anti-social behaviour seriously and wants to ensure the enjoyment of the match for all. If you experience anti-social behaviour close to you, please report it to the nearest steward or police officer. We also offer and anonymous ‘safe text’ service to enable supporters to report their concerns quickly and easily by text message.

Please send a text with your location and the location of the offence – e.g. block, row, seat - to 07825012850 with one of the following:

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STAND (standing up) HPH (homophobic chanting) DRINK (drinking alcohol in view of the pitch) PYRO (use of or intended use of any pyrotechnic or smoke bomb)

• FOUL (language & behaviour) • SMOKE (smoking in the stadium) • RACISM (racist chanting & shouting)

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