League the main focus

DONCASTER Rovers star Mark Wilson says the club will not be distracted by their FA Cup replay against Wolves and will only be focused this week on Saturday's Championship home game against Reading.

"We'll go there (Molineux) and give it another go but the main thing is the league; that is the priority.

"We were unlucky to to lose 4-3 at Reading though I'd say that we were probably a bit complacent and weren't as organised as we should have been.

"You would normally expect when you are leading 3-1 away from home midway through the second half to come away with at least a point.

"As in every game we'll be looking to pick up three points and if we perform with the organisation and discipline against Wolves, then we'll not be far away.

"But it will be a tough game. They had a good win (over West Bromwich Albion) in the FA Cup on Saturday and they are also doing well in the league.

"But with the form that both Billy (Sharp) and Hayts (James Hayter) are in, we always feel that we've got a chance against anyone in this division.

"Both have been in magnificent form. Billy, in particular, gave the Wolves' centre-backs a really hard time on Saturday.

"The amount of work that Hayts gets through is fantastic; he really is a key part of the team."

Another player to have impressed Wilson is fellow midfielder John Oster.

"John is fantastic; he's an absolute gem," he said.

"He's great to play alongside because he's such a talented guy and we have a good working relationship.

"He's one of those players who, when he gets on the ball and you let him play, is a threat.

"It's the same with Copps (James Coppinger). We are fortunate that we've got two players who can change a game for us."

Looking ahead to the rest of the campaign, Wilson said: "We are unbeaten in our last four games and we want to keep the run going because it creates momentum and creates a good atmosphere.

"When we do suffer a defeat it won't knock us off track because it would be stupid to think that we are going to stay unbeaten for ever and a day.

"We've done well in the second half of the season for the last two years and that has stood us in good stead.

"But we've got a lot of games to fit in and with us not having the biggest of squads we'll have to make sure that we use everybody.

"As I say we haven't got the biggest of squads, but we've got a very versatile squad and that helps because it gives the gaffer the chance to rest players and make changes and that is what he's good at."

Rovers juniors are in action tonight (7pm) at home to Middlesbrough in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

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