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PREVIEW: DONCASTER ROVERS (H)

8 March 2016

The Iron take on local rivals Doncaster at Glanford Park on Tuesday and will hope to build on back-to-back clean sheets.

United could not find a way through Gillingham in their last game, despite controlling the match for long periods and will hope to build on that this time.

They entertain a Doncaster side that has struggled for form of late and is without a win in their last nine league matches.

Rovers find themselves two points clear of the bottom four and they suffered a defeat to relegation rivals Shrewsbury last time out.

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



Nick Daws has ruled out on-loan forward Greg Luer again, after the striker missed the Gillingham clash with a gashed leg.

Luke Williams suffered a minor setback in his recovery from his recent injury and is a doubt for the visit of Doncaster.

Otherwise, there are no fresh worries coming into the fixture.




Andy Williams’ goals could be the difference in helping the side to League One safety, with his side hovering above the drop zone.

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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