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DRFC - Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United preview

Rovers entertain Sheffield United in a League game for the first time in 25 years on Tuesday night.

After a decent start Rovers are now finding goals very hard to come by and have lost their last four games in a row scoring only one goal in the process. Rovers have dominated three of these games but their lack of fire power is becoming a worry.
So far at home this season they have won one, drawn one and lost two, the latest of those being on Saturday when losing to Southampton 2-0.

Sheffield United
The Blades got back to winning ways on Saturday beating Watford 2-1 at Bramall Lane.
So far this season in the League away they have won one and lost three. In their last away game they were beaten 6-0 in the Carling Cup by Arsenal`s youth team.

Team News
Rovers look like they will still be without Gareth Taylor who is still suffering from a hamstring injury. Matt Mills and Brian Stock who were both doubtful for Saturday`s game should be fit enough to continue.

Sheffield United
Kyle Naughton could retain his place after an impressive debut on Saturday.
Defender Sun Jihai is still suspended and Matthew Spring is still sidelined with an ankle injury.

Surprisingly for two clubs so close geographically they have only ever met eleven times at Doncaster, this will be United`s first visit to The Keepmoat Stadium.
In the eleven previous visits the teams are very close with Rovers winning four, four draws and United winning three, both clubs have scored a total of thirteen goals each.

Full list of results at Doncaster (League unless stated)
1935/36 Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Sheffield United
1936/37 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Sheffield United
1937/38 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Sheffield United Fa Cup
1950/51 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Sheffield United
1951/52 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Sheffield United
1952/53 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Sheffield United
1956/57 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Sheffield United
1957/58 Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Sheffield United
1979/80 Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Sheffield United League Cup
1982/83 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Sheffield United
1988/89 Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Sheffield United Fa Cup

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Date:Monday September 29 2008
Time: 7:22PM

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Is this the first derby of the season?
29/09/2008 23:42:00
Its ours, we have Barnsley on Saturday and then play them again before the month's out. Its a great Division for South Yorkshire clubs. I think there's only one not in the Championship?
30/09/2008 19:33:00
could be 3 soon
01/10/2008 00:26:00
strong following of blades tonight - must say we totally out shouted you for the full 90 mins!! im sure you raised you game tonight but on tonights performance i carnt see you going down. you could just do with a 'james beatie' you could have him for 10m, what you say?? lol
01/10/2008 00:28:00
We have played like that all season, like you say we need a goalscorer!!
01/10/2008 06:49:00
you know what they say, dazza, the only way is up! Our chairman says we will be in the Championship in the next 4 years - so, if you can just hang about a bit we might see you there!
01/10/2008 15:28:00
na herringthorpe more like in the next 400 years!!!
03/10/2008 00:44:00
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