DONCASTER Rovers star Simon Gillett doesn’t have very good memories of his previous visit to Hull’s KC Stadium - something he hopes to put right in tomorrow’s game against the Tigers.
“The last time I played there was for Southampton,” recalled Gillett.
“I came on when it was 3-0 and we ended up losing 4-0 so I don’t have many happy memories of the stadium.
“It was long journey on that occasion but it is only an hour down the road from Doncaster so it a lot closer.
“We had a good game when we played them at home earlier in the season and beat them 3-1 and hopefully we can go there and get a result.”
Rovers picked up their first point in four games when drawing 1-1 with fellow strugglers Preston.
Although named Rovers’ man of the match, Gillett was slightly disappointed with his own display.
“I was a bit annoyed with myself because I thought that I could have done a bit better,” he said.
“A draw was probably the right result on the night, in what was too open a game,
“But we’ve still got to keep plugging away and keep trying to get points on the board.
“It is a big game at Hull but we’ll be going there trying to pick up three points.”
Said No 2 Richard O’Kelly: “We are wanting to go there and put on a good performance and show people what Doncaster are about. I’m always confident that we can go somewhere and get a result and it will be no different against Hull.
“They’ve got some good players with Matty Fryatt (a man Rovers were linked with in his time at Leicester) and Aaron McLean who they signed from Peterborough.
“I’ve also been impressed with midfielder James Harper this season.
“He seems to have blossomed with the responsibility this season and every time I’ve seen him he’s been top drawer and he’s someone we’ll have to keep an eye on.”