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PREVIEW: DONCASTER ROVERS (A)

1 May 2015

The Iron travel to Doncaster on Sunday for their final match of the season and will be looking to make it six undefeated.

Mark Robins’ side confirmed safety with a 2-1 home victory over Gillingham in their last match, and will be looking to end the season on a high.

Doncaster will also be hoping to finish strongly, following a frustrating end to the campaign which has seen them miss out on the play-offs.

Their home form has let them down at times this season, which has seen them only pick up six wins at the Keepmoat this campaign.

Strikers Curtis Main and Nathan Tyson have both found the net ten times this year, so both will be looking to add to this further on the final day.

The Iron will be without striker Theo Robinson for the trip though as his loan spell expired as he could not face his parent club. Kevin van Veen will be likely to replace the front man.

Hakeeb Adelakun will be looking to carry on his impressive run of form for Mark Robins’ side and will be full of confidence ahead of the short trip to Doncaster.

The previous meeting between the two sides this season finished 2-1 to Doncaster as they came from a goal down to secure victory.

Rory Fallon gave the Iron the lead, but James Coppinger hit back moments later and then Nathan Tyson raced clear to give Doncaster all three points.

The last visit to the Keepmoat ended in a 4-0 defeat for the Iron as a Christian Ribeiro own goal, David Cotterill, Rob Jones and Bily Paynter handed Rover the win.

The Iron’s last win in Doncaster came in 2001/02, when Alex Calvo-Garcia netted the winner in a 3-2 FA Cup success.

Out of a total of 59 matches played between the two sides, Doncaster have a slightly better record than the Iron, winning 23 compared to Scunthorpe’s 16, with 20 draws between the two sides.

Ahead of the game, see our article on the matchday officials, as well as the betting preview, picking the best odds from the league’s official sponsor, Sky Bet.

If you cannot make it to The Keepmoat to see if the Iron can end the season with another victory, keep track of the action by tuning into the club’s official social media channels or the official website, with live updates available from kick-off.


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