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Behind Enemy Lines! Doncaster Rovers

Our look at Saturday’s opponents

11 August 2022

Match Previews

Behind Enemy Lines! Doncaster Rovers

Our look at Saturday’s opponents

11 August 2022

Wimbledon are set to take to home turf once again this weekend as Doncaster make the trip south to the Cherry Red Records Stadium for a 3pm kick-off.

Johnnie Jackson’s side will be looking to bounce back from their cruel 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Gillingham on Saturday as we seek to build on a positive start to our League Two campaign.

Here we give you the lowdown on our upcoming opponents:

In the Dugout

Gary McSheffrey was appointed as first-team manager back in December of last year, following a spell in caretaker charge at the Eco-Power Stadium.

The former striker and winger has spent the entirety of his coaching career to date with Rovers and boasts a playing career which saw him take in notable spells with the likes of Coventry, Birmingham City and Scunthorpe United.

How have they fared so far?

Doncaster began their League Two season with a 0-0 draw away to Bradford City, before following it up with a late but great victory over Sutton United, 2-1 at home.

However, Rovers did not do too well in the Carabao Cup in midweek as they were dumped out of the competition 3-0 by Lincoln City.

The Ones to Watch

Kieran Agard is a name that is undoubtedly familiar to any Wimbledon fan who watches the Football League on a regular basis, with the striker having enjoyed strong scoring spells with the likes of Rotherham United and Bristol City in the past.

He arrived at the Eco-Power Stadium back in January and has already netted his first goal of the campaign after notching in the win over Sutton. Alongside his clear goalscoring prowess, Agard also has numerous EFL promotions to his name.

Lee Tomlin is an attacking midfielder who has a wealth of experience at near enough every level of the English game having previously plied his trade for Peterborough United, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City, among many others.

Capable of playing just off the striker and in various other forward positions, the 33-year-old still has much to offer at League Two level and could prove to be a shrewd acquisition for Rovers as they look to bounce back from relegation.

Reo Griffiths is another attacking player to keep an eye on if involved this weekend with the youngster having made a real splash during his earlier years with Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-18s  – earning interest in his services from clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain after he notched 33 goals in the 2017/18 season.

In the end he signed for French side Lyon and went on to score 13 goals in 34 games for the club’s B team before being snapped up by Rovers for an undisclosed fee back in January. He is now looking to prove himself once more in England.

Did you know?

Doncaster’s current crest – which features ‘The Viking’ as its centerpiece – was designed by a group of local students after a competition was held in order to redesign the club badge in the 1960s.

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