harriers-online match preview
24th October 2003 
Doncaster Rovers
At Aggborough
25/10/03 3:00pm
Doncaster Rovers are one of the surprise packages of the season so far.  Yeovil were expected to be best of the two promoted sides but it turns out that Rovers have managed to get up to 3rd place in the League this week by beating Rochdale with a team comprised of mainly unknown players.

Doncaster are proof that so called Conference standard players can hack it in the Football League.  We showed that it could be done, we still have a fair number of players from our promotion season playing, Doncaster have done the same and are making a better job of it.

Their main threat will come from the ex Hereford and Yeovil man, Michael McIndoe.  There are rumours doing the rounds in Doncaster that Everton are looking at him.  Whether Rovers will get Rooney in exchange is unlikely.

One of Jan Molby's old targets, Fran Tierney, picked up a hamstring injury against Rochdale so won't be turning out for them.  Shame really because it would be interesting to see if we had missed out on anything interesting.

Also out for the Rovers will be defender Tim Ryan.  He's now picked up 5 yellow cards in as many weeks and will be serving his sentence tomorrow.

Another one worth looking out for will be Leo Fortune-West.  He's been banging in the goals regularly and will be a real threat for us if we don't shackle him.  I can see Hatswell having that job.

After that exhilarating win at Northampton on Tuesday night it's now time for the team to prove to both Jan and the fans that it was no 'flash in the pan'.  Doncaster are a passing side like ourselves and it should all add up to a cracker of a game.

We've just bought in Steve Burton on loan from Hull City as cover for the injured Scott Stamps and this will mean that either Craig Hinton or Adie Smith will make way for him.  They both had good games on Tuesday and Jan's going to face a bit of a task deciding which one gets to warm the bench.

Bo Henriksen (achilles) was hoping to declare himself fit for tomorrow but Jan has told him he must have more time off to get him 100% fit.  Bo's got the urge back and is champing at the bit.

The winner for us is going to come from the home fans.  If we can make the kind of noise we heard at Sixfields then it'll be like an extra man for us.

Jan Molby's Barmy Army, Jan Molby's Barmy Army, Jan Molby's Barmy Army ad infinitum..


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Gadsby, Ayres, Burton, Coleman, Willis, Smith, Hinton, D Williams, Parrish, Bennett, Betts, Hatswell, Melligan, Ward, Shilton, Henriksen, J Williams, Lewis, Heath.

Doncaster from:
Warrington, Marples, Morley, Doolan, Albrighton, Blundell, Barnes, Paterson, McGrath, Richardson, Fortune West, Gill, Whitman, Beech, Price, Ravenhill, Green, McIndoe, Foster, Burton, Brown, Drury, Dickman, Frazer, Craig.
Previous games against Doncaster
Harriers score first
2002 - 03
2001 - 02
0 - 1
2000 - 01

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