Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers Match Preview


by The Rovers Review

Darren Ferguson is excited ahead of Doncaster Rovers' local clash against promotion-chasing Scunthorpe United.

The Rovers boss thinks that there is plenty of incentives for his side coming into the game, as he looks to continue the unbeaten start to 2018,

“It’s going to be a tough game, I remember last time we went there it was a horrible night! We did turn them over in the cup – and deservedly so.
“There’s plenty of motivation for Tuesday; it’s a derby, a big game and we’ll take a good following and we could possibly go 10th – so there’s plenty of incentive for us going into Tuesday.”

After Rovers’ 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury, Andy Butler has been ruled out after suffering a hip injury within the opening stages of the game, while Issam Ben Khemis left the field of play with a suspected ankle ligament injury. Post-match Darren Ferguson stated that the pair will not be available for Scunthorpe.

Rovers come into the game on a seven-match unbeaten run – with their last defeat coming at Oxford in December. Scunthorpe, on the other hand, come into the game with two defeats from seven games with their second defeat coming last weekend against the resurging Gillingham.

Out of 14 away games, Rovers have only won four, drawing three and losing seven, meaning they’re only averaging a 1.07 points per away game.

On the other hand, Scunthorpe have won seven, drawn four and lost three in their 14 home games this season – averaging in 1.79 points per game at home.

It was only a month ago since the last time the two sides encountered each other and it end in a win in Rovers’ favour, after they brushed aside Scunthorpe 3-0 in the FA Cup second round thanks to goals from Tommy Rowe and Liam Mandeville.

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