Doncaster Rovers v Oxford United Match Preview


by The Rovers Review

Doncaster Rovers take on Karl Robinson’s struggling Oxford United at the Keepmoat this Saturday.

Rovers’ assistant manager Gavin Strachan is looking forward to the occasion with the team hitting a good run of form with them only losing 6 out of 31 games,

“Oxford is a team that are full of energy, and they have two very strong strikers, if he chooses to use them, and they have good experience and strength at the back.

“We are in a really good spell of form at this moment in time and my message to the players would be just to embrace the challenges that we have coming up, because everyone has something to play for.

“Whether it is for a place in the team now and next season, new contracts for next season, young players trying to get their foot in the door, we do give opportunities to people and they have to take them when they come.”

Most of the players seem to have come through the Bury test okay with them having the entire of Thursday off to recover and spend time with their families.

Rovers are joint top of the form table with Blackburn Rovers after collecting eleven points from five games. Oxford is 18th, picking up a dismal four points from five games.

The last time these two sides met was back in December last year, when Oxford edged out a 1-0 win. However the last time they visited Doncaster, Rovers won 2-0 back in 2003 at Belle Vue, with goals from Paul Green and Tim Ryan.

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