100% Committed To FA Cup
Doncaster boss Dave Penney has promised 'The lads will go out and be 100% committed' in their first round FA Cup tie against Blackpool today.
Penney has said that promotion from League one is his number one aim, but having guided Doncaster to the last sixteen of the Carling Cup today the focus turns to the most famous of all competitions.
He says the players will be up for it 'just like they are during every game.'
Adding: 'The league will always be our number one objective, but we go out to try and win every game we play and that will be no different on Sunday against Blackpool.'
His team have no new injury problems, both Phil McGuire and Dave Mulligan may both in contention. Tim Ryans is still out with an Achilles, as is Jermaine McSporran with a knee injury and Andy Warrington with a broken leg.
All the players in the First Round of the FA Cup have an extra incentive to impress. This is the 125th year of the FA Cup but only the 3rd year of the 'Player of the Round' awards, sponsored by Umbro. They select a player of every round to make up the FA's 'Team of The FA Cup 2005-06'.
A panel sits to make the decisions, this year it comprises of: Brian Barwick, Chief Executive of The FA. Ricky George from The Daily Telegraph. David Watters, Editor of the Non League Paper. Mark Clemmit of BBC Radio 5Live presenter and Jeff Stirling of Sky Sports.
The player who wins the award each month will win £1,000 worth of UMBRO kit and equipment for a school, club or organisation of his choice and joins the 'Team of the FA Cup', who are presented with a silver salver from the FA and a guaranteed VIP place at the 2006 FA Cup Final with a pitch-side introduction at half-time.