Doncaster Rovers preview


It’s finally time to close the chapter on a miserable season as Rovers go into the final game against Doncaster at Prenton Park on Saturday. Following the departure of Brian Little on Friday, Jason McAteer will take charge of the team in the caretaker managers role.

101 words on Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster come to Prenton Park tomorrow no doubt looking for a repeat of the 4-2 victory they got here last season. They’re still in with a shout of play-off spot too, although it would require defeats for Swansea and Forest too.

A familiar face returns for the first time since leaving the club. I say familiar, he only stuck around for five minutes before he took off to Sunderland. Everyone knows Sean Thornton’s story, and no doubt they will show their appreciation tomorrow.

Another Tranmere old boy won’t be playing for the visitors though as Jason Price misses out with injury.

Dave Penney

Doncaster boss Dave Penney has been linked with several big jobs in the past year or so after guiding Rovers from the Conference up to the top half of League One.

Penney has had two spells as manager of the club. His first was only for a month in 2000, though he did win four of the six games in charge.

He was reappointed in December 2001 and begun to transform the club.

Team News

Aiston, Zola, Achterberg, O’Leary and Goodison all miss out for Tranmere as the season draws to a close, whilst Jason McAteer may have more of an eye on managing than playing.

Donny will be at full strength as Neil Roberts returns to fitness.

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