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DRFC- Doncaster v Bristol City preview

DRFC- Doncaster v Bristol City preview

Doncaster entertain Bristol City at the Keepmoat on Saturday hoping to carry on with their good form that gave them back to back victories over Christmas.

Form


Doncaster
Rovers gained maximum points over Christmas and finally found their shooting boots with six goals in two games; firstly they won the relegation six pointer at Nottingham Forest 4-2 before beating promotion chasing Burnley 2-1 at home.
Last Saturday`s FA Cup clash at Cheltenham was called off because of a frozen pitch.

Recent home form (last game first) WLWDWD

Bristol City
Bristol gained a very respectable 0-0 draw at FA Cup holders Portsmouth last Saturday and will hope to complete the job in next week`s replay.
In their last League outing they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at home.

Recent away form (last game first) DWDLLL

Team news

Doncaster
Both Lewis Guy and James Chambers have been suffering this week with illness but will hopefully be fit in time for Saturday. Matt Mills will hopefully have shrugged off the injury that made him a doubt for last Saturday`s postponed game at Cheltenham.

Bristol City
Bristol are hoping to have a number of first team players back for this game, Michael Mcindoe, Nicky Maynard, Brian Wilson and Jamie McAllister are all fit again.
Ivan Sproule and Jamie McCombe are both doubts after suffering injuries at Portsmouth.

History
The clubs have met seventeen times at Doncaster with the home side winning seven, six draws and four City wins.
When the teams met at Bristol City earlier in the season the home side ran out 4-1 winners.

Last ten meetings at Doncaster (league unless stated)
1963/64 Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Bristol City FA Cup
1981/82 Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Bristol City
1983/84 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Bristol City
1984/85 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Bristol City
1985/86 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Bristol City
1986/87 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Bristol City
1987/88 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Bristol City
2004/05 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Bristol City
2005/06 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Bristol City
2006/07 Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Bristol City




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday January 8 2009
Time: 7:31PM

Comments

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Lets hope we can continue our recent upturn in form.
dazza71
08/01/2009 20:01:00
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Give them a rough time for Pompey's benefit too. Go Donnie.
eastneydave
08/01/2009 21:45:00
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Hope for a reverse of the score in our last meeting.
temaze10
09/01/2009 08:54:00
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I went to Bristol, the second half was awful!!!
dazza71
09/01/2009 11:40:00
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