Clarets penalty shocks Saunders

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DONCASTER Rovers are still looking for their first back-to-back Championship wins of the season after going down to a 3-0 Boxing Day defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor.

“To create the number of chances we did and not score is disappointing but the players have now got an ingrained self confidence and we’ll be looking to bounce back at Watford on Saturday,” said Rovers’ boss Dean Saunders.

One of the big talking points of the game was a controversial penalty awarded to the Clarets in the first half when the score was still 0-0.

Saunders said: “I had the worst seat in the ground in the dug-out, nearly below pitch level and even from there I’m prepared to commit myself and say: ‘How can he give a penalty?’ Sometimes in life you don’t get what you deserve.

“I’ve seen cricketers given out when they are not out and they can’t let it affect them and we’ve got to be the same.

“They’d had a lot of lot of corners and crosses (prior to the goal) but we’d defended them well.”