UK time is: 06:28:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

DRFC - Reading v Doncaster Rovers preview

After gaining their first point in seven games on Saturday Rovers make the hard trip to Reading on Tuesday night.

It was the first fixture I looked for this season; I have the short journey of eighteen miles to get to an away game!

Form
Reading`s indifferent away form continued at the weekend when they lost 2-1 at Preston North End after being 1-0 in front.
So far at home this season their form has been fantastic winning five out of five and scoring nineteen goals in the process.

Doncaster got a point in a 0-0 home draw with Blackpool to bring an end to six straight defeats.
So far on their travels they have won at Derby and lost at QPR, Birmingham, Bristol City and Barnsley.

Team news
Reading
Reading have no fresh injury problems for the game from the team defeated at Preston at the weekend.

Doncaster
Rovers will still be without influential midfielder Richie Wellens who has a groin injury.
Adam Lockwood suffered a back injury in the weekend game and looks set to miss out.
Gordon Greer is back in contention to replace him after his long term injury.


History
Reading have been a bit of a bogey side to Doncaster over the years and have an impressive record against the reds.
At Reading there have been eighteen meetings with Reading winning fourteen, Rovers three and one draw.
Although at Doncaster the two clubs played out an amazing game at Belle Vue in1982 when Doncaster won 7-5, Kerry Dixon scored four goals for the visitors. I was at the game that day and it could have easily been 10-10!!! Rovers had an amazing run of home results at the time and the sequence went 6-1, 7-5, 3-6 and 4-4 in four consecutive home games.

History of results at Reading (League unless stated)

1949/50 Reading 2-3 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup
1958/59 Reading 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
1966/67 Reading 4-0 Doncaster Rovers
1969/70 Reading 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
1970/71 Reading 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
1971/72 Reading 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
1972/73 Reading 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
1972/73 Reading 2-0 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup
1973/74 Reading 5-0 Doncaster Rovers
1974/75 Reading 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
1975/76 Reading 0-1 Doncaster Rovers
1977/78 Reading 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1978/79 Reading 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1981/82 Reading 3-3 Doncaster Rovers
1982/83 Reading 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
1983/84 Reading 3-2 Doncaster Rovers
1984/85 Reading 1-4 Doncaster Rovers
1985/86 Reading 2-0 Doncaster Rovers






Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 20 2008

Time: 8:26PM

Your Comments

Reading have been awesome so far at home this season, part of me is dreading going!!!
dazza71
I dont blame you........they wont thrash you though.....it will be about 2 - 1 to Reading....
lincolnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Can Doncaster dump the Dons? (Friday October 24 2014)

DRFC Dickov suffers goalkeeper blow (Thursday October 23 2014)

DRFC Rovers complete loan signing (Thursday October 23 2014)

Orient Express start stuns Rovers (Tuesday October 21 2014)

DRFC Dickov looking to add to squad (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Doncaster Rovers Articles

List All Vital Donny Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. DonnyEd 10
2. 1879Rovers 6
3. fzuzrh2 5
4. Dblido 5
5. fzuzrh1 3
6. bowler1 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Colchester 14 4 4 6 -1 16
15. Leyton Orient 13 3 6 4 0 15
16. Barnsley 13 4 3 6 -2 15
17. Doncaster 12 4 2 6 -8 14
18. Port Vale 14 3 4 7 -6 13
19. Gillingham 14 3 4 7 -7 13
20. Coventry 14 3 4 7 -8 13

Breaking League News

Former Academy Coach Passes Away
Walsall : 24/10/2014 20:48:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v MK Dons - History
Doncaster : 24/10/2014 20:00:00
DRFC Can Doncaster dump the Dons?
Doncaster : 24/10/2014 19:18:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v MK Dons - Match Officials
Doncaster : 24/10/2014 19:17:00
Davies Leaves On Loan
Fleetwood : 24/10/2014 18:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Rovers do against MK Dons?
Suggested By:  
Win 40%
Lose 40%
Draw 20%