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PREVIEW: DONCASTER ROVERS (H)

5 February 2016

The Iron take on local rivals Doncaster at Glanford Park on Saturday and will hope to make it three wins on the bounce.

Tom Hopper and Murray Wallace grabbed the goals as United defeated Coventry 2-1 in their last outing, climbing just outside the top half.

Rovers find themselves two points behind the Iron in 16th place and suffered a defeat to promotion chasing Walsall last time out.

A win for the Iron could help them to close the gap on the top six, while also moving into the top half of the League One table.



The Iron have no new injury worries ahead of the game and could hand a debut to their deadline day signing, Dominic Vose.

The attacking midfielder joined just before the window shut and will hope to be involved on Saturday.

Caretaker bosses Nick Daws and Andy Dawson may opt to keep the same side that has secured back-to-back wins.




Andy Williams’ goals have helped to lift Doncaster up the table in recent month, showing exactly why the club signed him from Swindon in the summer.

He has found the net 14 times already this season, building on an impressive year with Swindon last campaign where he found the net 22 times.

Williams started his career with Hereford, enjoying a few good seasons with the club before joining Bristol Rovers, although he could not replicate the same form.

He moved back to Hereford on loan twice during his spell with Rovers and ended up leaving the club in 2010 to join Yeovil.

The striker proved to be a hit at the Somerset club, enjoying a couple of prolific seasons before joining Swindon, again proving to be a success.

His goals nearly helped fire the club to promotion last season, but they lost the play-off final to Preston, and he swapped Swindon for Doncaster in the summer.



Doncaster came away with a 2-1 victory on their last trip to Glanford Park, with Nathan Tyson grabbing the winner at the start of the second half.

The Iron took the lead thanks to a Rory Fallon goal, but they could not hold on for long as James Coppinger pounced to level.

The scores were level going into the break, but the visitors came flying out in the second half and quickly took the lead.

Nathan Tyson raced clear after 49 minutes to score what would prove to be the decisive goal and condemn the Iron to a third straight league defeat.



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