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DRFC - Doncaster v Burnley preview

DRFC - Doncaster v Burnley preview

Doncaster entertain Burnley on Sunday hoping to build on their tremendous victory at Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.


Rovers beat Nottingham Forest 4-2 away from home on Boxing Day and are now only one point from safety.
The last time they played at home they were unlucky to lose 1-0 against top of the table Wolverhampton Wanderers who scored the winner in the last ten minutes.

Recent home form (last game first) LWDWDL

The Clarets surprisingly lost 2-1 at home on Boxing Day at home against Barnsley.
The last time they played away they won 2-1 at Bristol City.

Recent away from (last game first) WWLWLL

Team news

Rovers are expected to be unchanged from the side that performed so well at Forest.
Adam Lockwood and James Coppinger will both be hoping to push for recalls after only being substitutes at Forest after recent injuries.

Burnley will probably also be unchanged from Friday`s defeat. Christian Kalvenes is still injured and they will be hoping that Wade Elliott and Kevin McDonald who both passed late fitness tests on Friday will have suffered no ill effects from that game.


The two clubs met just over a month ago, Rovers controlled for long periods of the game after Steve Thompson was sent off for the home side in the first half, they couldn`t get past an inform Jensen in the Burnley goal and the game finished 0-0.
There have been fourteen previous encounters at Doncaster with both sides winning seven each, there has yet to be a draw when the two clubs met at Belle Vue.

Full history at Doncaster (League unless stated)
1901/02 Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Burnley
1902/03 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Burnley
1904/05 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Burnley
1935/36 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Burnley
1936/37 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Burnley
1965/66 Doncaster Rovers 0-4 Burnley League Cup
1981/82 Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Burnley
1983/84 Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Burnley *after extra time Members League Cup
1984/85 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Burnley
1988/89 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Burnley
1989/90 Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Burnley
1990/91 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Burnley
1991/92 Doncaster Rovers 1-4 Burnley
1991/92 Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Burnley FA Cup

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Date:Saturday December 27 2008
Time: 6:02PM


Clarets will want to put the Boxing Day Blues behind them after the disaster that was Barnsley. Providing we play like we have for most of the last three months, we will be too strong for Donny Rovers in my opinion. The only hope for Donny will be to get us down to ten men again or hope we start playing like plonkers a la Barnsley Any Donny fans are welcome to come and debate the up&coming game this Sunday with Clarets fans in our Matchday Mayhem forum on Vital Burnley. Here is a direct cut&paste link to the thread:
27/12/2008 18:06:00
Hopefully now the players got maps of the direction to goal over christmas we might start to score a few more.
27/12/2008 18:07:00
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