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Preview: Doncaster Rovers (A)

All the important information ahead of Stanley's clash with Doncaster

20 December 2019

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman will be hoping his side can make it five games unbeaten when they travel to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Doncaster Rovers tomorrow afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

Stanley come into the game on the back of an impressive 4-1 win over Portsmouth, with the Reds scoring three second half goals to secure the victory.

However, Doncaster suffered a 2-1 away defeat to AFC Wimbledon in their last outing.

In the dugout for Rovers is Darren Moore, with the 45-year-old having been appointed in July 2019.

Doncaster currently sit 14th in the Sky Bet League One table and are two points ahead of Stanley, with the Reds occupying 17th place.

Stanley secured the double over Rovers last season, with the Reds winning 1-0 at home and 2-1 in the away fixture.

Doncaster Rovers Line-Up Against AFC Wimbledon (4-4-1-1)

GK: Seny Dieng
RB: Brad Halliday
CB: Donervon Daniels
CB: Cameron John
LB: Reece James
RM: Rakish Bingham
CM: Ben Whiteman
CM: Ben Sheaf
LM: Kieran Sadlier
CF: James Coppinger
ST: Kwame Thomas

Key Players

Ben Whiteman - Whiteman came through the youth ranks at Manchester United, before signing his first professional contract with Sheffield United at the end of the 2013/14 season. The 23-year-old spent time out on loan with Mansfield Town, with the Rochdale-born midfielder then joining Doncaster Rovers on loan during the 2017/18 season. Whiteman's move was made permanent in January 2018 and he was named as Rovers' captain at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Kieran Sadlier - Sadlier joined Doncaster Rovers in December 2018 after impressing in Ireland for both Sligo Rovers and Cork City. The midfielder scored 15 goals in 48 appearances for Sligo before going on to grab a further 18 goals in 58 matches for Cork. Since signing for Doncaster, the 25-year-old has scored 10 goals for the club, including seven this season.

James Coppinger - Coppinger joined Doncaster Rovers in May 2004, with the attacking midfielder having gone on to make over 600 appearances for the club. The 38-year-old has also won two promotions to the Championship during that time, as well as the EFL Trophy in 2007. Coppinger has scored 72 goals and provided 104 assists during his 16 seasons with Rovers, including four of each this season.

Team News - Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore will have defender Tom Anderson back available for Saturday's match, after he served a three-match suspension for his red card against Wycombe Wanderers.

Team News - Stanley

The Reds are expected to be without winger Sean McConville, who has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury.

Stanley manager John Coleman also revealed in his pre-match press conference that Lamine Kaba Sherif has been struggling this week with a knee injury.

To read the full interview from the pre-match press conference, CLICK HERE!

Inside The Dressing Room

After making his Sky Bet League One debut in the 4-1 win over Portsmouth, goalkeeper Josef Bursik admitted that he didn't want it to end.

"When it came I was just as focused as I would expect myself to be and I got out there and enjoyed every minute really."

To read the full interview with the 19-year-old, CLICK HERE!

Tickets

Tickets for the match at the Keepmoat Stadium are available right up until kick-off, CLICK HERE for ticket prices!

Kit

Stanley will be wearing their away kit for Saturday's Sky Bet League One game at the Keepmoat Stadium, CLICK HERE to buy yours!

iFollow Stanley

If you're unable to attend tomorrow's game, then you can listen to live audio commentary on iFollow Stanley for just £2.50.

International supporters will also be able to watch the game live on iFollow Stanley, CLICK HERE to find out more!


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