The Mariners’ Easter Monday fixture sees Paul Hurst’s men travel to Doncaster Rovers’ Eco-Power Stadium looking to respond after Friday’s disappointing defeat.
Relegation-threatened Hartlepool United visted Blundell Park and left with a vital three points after a 4-1 triumph over the Mariners and the manager couldn’t hide his disappointment post-match.
Tomorrow’s trip to South Yorkshire gives his team an immediate chance to respond and produce a positive display on the road in front of a substantial away following
Midfielder Gavan Holohan was withdrawn at the interval on Friday after picking up a painful knock in the first half against his former club. All other players came through Friday’s match with no further injury concerns.
The likes of Josh Emmanuel, Harry Clifton and Danilo Orsi spent the full ninety on the bench and it is anticipated that changes will be made for tomorrow’s match.
Our hosts come into tomorrow’s match off the back of three straight losses, the last of them coming on Friday when Gillingham defeated Rovers 1-0.
Currently sitting in twelfth place, Doncaster have three points more than the Mariners and, with the Play-Offs out of reach as well as being well clear of relegation trouble, the South Yorkshire club have nothing left to play for other than pride.
With Town needing a response from Friday, Doncaster’s poor recent home form should give cause for optimism for a positive result. From their last five home encounters, Rovers have lost four without scoring with a 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon their only positive result in that time.
Their top scorer this season, George Miller, has been out since March with injury with midfielder Kyle Hurst the man closest to Miller’s eleven-goal total in the league. Hurst has six to his name.
The two teams have faced each other 47 times in the past with the Mariners victorious on 20 occasions compared to Doncaster’s 17. One of those victories for tomorrow’s hosts was the reverse fixture in November when Rovers won 3-1.
Tomorrow’s referee is Alan Young. He will be assisted by Joe Simpson and Graeme Fyvie.
Tomorrow’s match is eligible for streaming to supporters in the UK and overseas. Match passes are available for £10 HERE.