Dons next home game in memory of a great lad

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WITH us having no game last weekend, myself and conditioner Pete Bell took some time out to go visit David, Andrea and Callum Maughan, the family of Liam to whom who we are dedicating our next home game against Oldham.

David and Andrea are very grateful to the Dons for helping to keep Liam’s name in the public domain and they wanted to show me Liam’s photos and medals from when he was in the army

We spent a couple of hours at the Maughan’s house and we had a real good chat about Liam and what a lad he seemed to have been by all accounts.

He was very fit - even running home to Hatfield from town instead of waiting for a taxi after having a night out with the lads.

Liam was just a normal lad from Hatfield who everyone got on with. He was very well liked by all. I must say after meeting the family I can see why he was such a great lad as the family made myself and Pete feel very comfortable even though at times it was quite emotional.

So please get down to the game on June 5 when we play Oldham as all Liam’s family will be in attendance.

After all Liam lost his life fighting for his country and Doncaster and we should all be very proud of this young man.

This weekend we travel to Workington for what will be another real tough Championship One game - but one we must try our best to come away with the points,

We have already beaten Workington at home this year but we all know Cumbria is very tough place to go.

But one thing I do know is our lads are very determined to start winning games.

Big Jamie Bovill could feature now he has served his five-match ban.

On the injury front, I think most of the lads are fit and well so head coach Tony Miller will have a few selection problems.

In an ideal world we would love to have a second team as sometimes we have to take risks with players coming back from injury or suspension, as in Jamie’s case,

Maybe a run out in the reserves is the better option than just throwing them straight back in the first team. We are looking at the possibilities of running one in the near future but it is all down to costings.