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DRFC - Crystal Palace v Doncaster Rovers preview

Doncaster travel to form side Crystal Palace hoping to put a disappointing defeat at Preston in midweek behind them.


Form
Crystal Palace beat Southampton 3-0 on Monday, they are now unbeaten in five and sit just outside the play off spots.

Recent results (latest result first) WWDWWL

Doncaster`s unbeaten run came to an end in midweek when they lost late on 1-0 at Preston.
That defeat now leaves Rovers four points from safety in 22nd spot.

Recent results (latest result first) LWDDDW

Team news

Crystal Palace
Alan Lee completed 60 minutes in midweek and may get a place on the bench.
West Brom have recalled Craig Beattie who scored in the win against Southampton.
Both Ben Watson (groin) and John Oster (calf) went off injured on Monday night.

Doncaster Rovers
James Coppinger limped off in midweek and now faces a spell on the sidelines, still out are Gordon Greer, Jos Van Nieuwstadt, Sean McDaid and James Hayter.
Brian Stock is rated as 50/50 as he`s still struggling with a calf injury.

History
The two clubs have only ever met eight times in all competitions; the last time they met was in the 2003 League cup when Palace won 2-1 with two penalties winning them the game.
On their four previous visits to Selhurst Park Rovers have lost all four.


Full history (League unless stated)
1959/60 Crystal Palace 4-0 Doncaster Rovers
1959/60 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Crystal Palace
1960/61 Doncaster Rovers 1-5 Crystal Palace
1960/61 Crystal Palace 5-1 Doncaster Rovers
1975/76 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Crystal Palace League Cup
1981/82 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Crystal Palace League Cup
1981/82 Crystal Palace 2-0 Doncaster Rovers League Cup (after extra time)
2003/04 Crystal Palace 2-1 Doncaster Rovers League Cup





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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday December 11 2008
Time: 9:13PM

Comments

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It's going to be a very hard game on Saturday, I think the most we can hope for is a 0-0!!!
dazza71
11/12/2008 21:30:00
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and you started so well too....unlucky....again...!!!
lincolnblue
14/12/2008 08:49:00
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Same old story!
dazza71
14/12/2008 11:46:00
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