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Donny Rovers vs. The Rams

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19/10/2010

19:45

Preview: Doncaster Rovers vs. Derby County

The Rams make the short trip to Yorkshire backed by an away sellout crowd to take on Doncaster Rovers, a side who they have a terrible recent record against. Although The Rams beat The Rovers in an F.A. cup tie last season, they have lost the previous four meetings between the sides. After stunning home form in the last three games, an away win would be a wonderful way to send out a message to the rest of the league.

Vital Quotes:

Derby coach Gary Crosby has demanded that the team continues their excellent form, and recognises the importance of points on the road: 'We were pleased with the three points and clean sheet against Preston, and we will just keep going along quietly.

'We'll go to the next game, a very hard game away at Doncaster, and try to remain unbeaten.

'At the beginning of the season, we were playing well but not getting the results we felt we deserved.

'The results and performances are going more hand-in-hand at the moment.'

Donny Director of Football Mickey Walker says there is nobody to fear in the league for his side: 'We played Derby in our first game in the Championship and beat them 1-0,' Walker recalled. 'We're not afraid of them or anybody in this division.

'Sheffield United are a big club, but we have got players equal to if not better than theirs. They have all been top clubs and it shows how quickly teams can rise and fall.

'A few years ago if Sheffield United had come to Doncaster they would be thinking they could beat us without really trying.

'Now they'll be coming and giving us the respect we deserve. They'll know they're in for a tough game, if not one of the hardest.'

Donny Rovers Team News:

George Friend and Shelton Martis are both out injured so Donny have massive problems at the back. James O´Conner may also add to their woes. James Chambers and Wayne Thomas are both also out so Sean O´Driscoll´s side have real injuriy worries.

Player to watch: Billy Sharp

The Rams missed out on the signing of striker Sharp and he has carried on where he left off last season, scoring twice in his side´s 3-1 win over Scunthorpe United.

The Rams Team News:

Frank Fielding will continue in goal in the continued absence of Stephen Bywater and Saul Deeney. Paul Green may be fit enough to face his former club, having been out injured against Preston after he picked up a hamstring strain on international duty.

Player to watch: Frank Fielding

After a solid showing on his Rams debut, keeper Fielding will have to deal with more pressure at Doncaster. It will be interesting to see if he can stand up to it.

Match Facts & Stats

Last Matches:

Derby County:

Barnsley (a) 1-1

Crystal Palace (h) 5-0

Middlesbrough (h) 3-1

Swansea City (a) 0-0

Preston North End (h) 3-0

Doncaster Rovers:

Leeds United (h) 0-0

Queens Park Rangers (a) 0-3

Coventry City (a) 1-2

Nottingham Forest (h) 1-1

Scunthorpe United (a) 3-1

Next Fixtures:

Millwall vs. Derby County, Sat 23rd October, 15:00pm, The Championship




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