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Boss expects battle at Doncaster

19 November 2021

Michael Appleton says Doncaster Rovers will be no pushover on Saturday despite their position in the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.

The Imps boss is expecting a tough game at the Keepmoat Stadium but is hopeful that his young squad will continue to pick up the points away from home.

He said: “They’ve not made the start they would’ve wanted or expected, we’ve got a young group and there’s an expectation on us.

“We know it’s going to be tough because they've got an ok home record, but we’ve got a pretty good away record over the past 18 months so hopefully that record continues.”

Lewis Fiorini and Sean Roughan have had a spring in their step during training this week after scoring for their countries during the international break, and Appleton hopes they can utilise their confidence in the league.

He added: “They both played 90 minutes on Tuesday and travelled back on Wednesday., clearly they’re both in a really good frame of mind and very very confident.

“It’s always good when it works out like that - they go away and have a good spell with their national team and come back and hopefully bring that confidence to their club football.”

The Imps are back at the LNER Stadium twice in a week as Portsmouth visit on Tuesday 23 November then Accrington Stanley come to town on Saturday 27 November. Click here to book your ticket.


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