DONCASTER ROVERS: Syers backs happy Rovers

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DONCASTER Rovers midfielder David Syers hopes to break new ground in tomorrow’s League One clash against lowly Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.

“I was an unused substitute when Bradford City played them up there two years ago so it will be the first time I’ve played at Victoria Park if I’m involved tomorrow,” he told The Star.

Syers, who joined Rovers from the Bantams during the summer, will be hoping to be back in midfield after covering for Paul Quinn at right-back in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Chesterfield in their JP Trophy second round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The 24-year-old has proved to be one of manager Dean Saunders best summer signings and has started every league game and also been involved in the cup games.

“I’m pleased with how things have gone,” he told The Star.

“My first job was to try and get into the team and I’ve done that to date and I just want try and build on that and continue to help the team and hopefully score a few more goals.

“We’ve bounced back from the defeat against Preston with back-to-back wins and I think tomorrow’s game presents us with a very good chance to go there and produce a decent performance and pick up the three points.”

Whereas Rovers will be going into the game having booked their place in the Northern quarter-finals of the JP Trophy, United lost interest in the competition after losing out in a penalty shoot-out against Bradford City on the same night after the game had finished goal-less.

“I would think inconsistent is probably the word that I’d use to describe them so far this season,” said Syers.

“But that is no reason to underestimate them because some inconsistent teams are sometimes just one big performance away from turning the corner.”

Rovers will travel up to the North-east boasting one of the best away records in League One, having lost just one once in their five games on the road and Syers says: “ “It’s great that we are playing so well away from home and getting results because any team hopeful of doing well has to be picking up points both home and away.”