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Back in November it was announced Doncaster Rovers were joining an ever-growing list which includes Aston Villa, Brentford, Bristol City, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Derby County, Hull City, Peterborough United, Watford, AFC Wimbledon and the Scottish Premier League by announcing it's support for the FSF's Safe Standing Campaign.

Gavin Baldwin, chief executive of Doncaster Rovers, said: "During the 2006/07 season Doncaster Rovers moved into an all-seater stadium and since that time the club have implemented a no standing policy at home games. After continued dialogue with supporters through our fan engagement programme, In Rovers We Trust, it has become clear that a selection of supporters do wish to stand at matches.

"The club believe that the creation of a safe standing area at the ground would allow these supporters to stand in a safe, controlled environment and allow them to have a match day experience that suits their needs. The club believe the creation of a safe standing area would also be of benefit to other fans at the ground who do not wish to stand, but sometimes are compelled at games due to having their view restricted due to people in front of them who attempt to.

"We lend our support to the Football Supporters' Federation in their request for trials for safe standing systems."

The Safe Standing Roadshow visited the recent Fans Forum at the Keepmoat, and owners John Ryan, Dick Watson and Terry Brammall, along with Chief Exec Gavin Baldwin, were impressed with the rail system on show. Both DRFC and the VSC can't wait for systems such as these to be put on trial in the UK, hopefully in the not too distant future.

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