Doncaster Rovers: Past glory tonic ideal for Husband

James Husband's late winner at Bournemouth last season.
James Husband's late winner at Bournemouth last season.
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If you are looking to get over a disappointing weekend what better place to visit than the sight of one of your top personal triumphs.

That is the consolation James Husband has this weekend as both he and Rovers head to Bournemouth.

The full back is looking to get over the disappointment of giving away the penalty for Yeovil’s winner last weekend.

His return to the Goldsands Stadium today will be filled with more positive memories after his late winner almost 12 months to the day set Rovers off on the march to the League One title.

“We were disappointed as a team last week and I was disappointed with my own performance,” Husband said. “They got the winner from the penalty I gave away which is never going to feel good.

“Hopefully I can play a big part at Bournemouth again this weekend and help us stay clear of the bottom three.”

Though Rovers were reined in to just three points clear of the bottom three, Husband insists confidence remains high of their ability to secure survival.

He said: “If we win we pull away again and we can drag Bournemouth into it.

“Three points puts us back on track and even if we don’t get beat, it will keep things ticking along for us.

“Bournemouth are strong at home so it’s going to be tough.

“We just need to make sure we get off to a good start and get that foothold in the game.

“We did well in the first half last week but we just didn’t get the goal to make it count.”