Rovers: Battle goes to the wire for Doncaster

Not flagging yet: Rovers chairman John Ryan (centre) is desperate to keep the club in the Championship.                                      Picture: Steve Taylor.
Not flagging yet: Rovers chairman John Ryan (centre) is desperate to keep the club in the Championship. Picture: Steve Taylor.
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DONCASTER Rovers’ battle against relegation looks like going down to the wire after they were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Crystal Palace in front of a bumper 14,000 Keepmoat Stadium crowd.

Rovers had hoped to virtually guarantee their safety by beating Palace, who have won just once on the road all season.

But despite being disappointed with the result, Rovers assistant manager Richard O’Kelly was pleased with the performance,

“The players gave everything today,” he said. “Their team spirit, their body language, their reactions and organisation were all what we were looking for. Defensively we were very tight.

“They came out of the blocks quickly - we didn’t start very well and we looked a bit nervous at times,

“But during that period, even though we weren’t quite on top of our game, I thought we looked organised and defensively we were very tight.

“But the longer we went on the more we got on top and players started to do the things they normally do on the training field day in, day out and we carried that on in the second half.”

Rovers will be checking on defender Mustapha Dumbuya, who came off with a tight hamstring over the weekend.