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DRFC - Saints v Doncaster preview

Doncaster travel to Southampton this Saturday in a crucial relegation six pointer hoping to continue with their recent improved league form.


Form

Southampton
The Saints won last Saturday 1-0 at Barnsley to climb back above Rovers in the table.
Last time at home they lost 3-0 against Manchester United in the FA Cup, last time at home in the league they drew 1-1 with Reading.

Recent home form (last game first) LDLDDL

Doncaster
Rovers played their first game of 2009 on Tuesday night and drew 0-0 with Cheltenham away from home in the FA Cup.
Rovers are in their best league form of the season having won both their games over Christmas scoring six goals in the process.

Recent away form (last game first) DWLLDD

Team news

Southampton
Jamie White suffered a broken ankle playing for the reserves in midweek after recently being brought back to the club from his loan spell at Shrewsbury.

Adam Lallana is fit again after injury but after the saints victory at Barnsley last weekend he may have to settle for a place on the bench.

Saints are rumoured to be on the verge of signing striker Arturo Lupoli from Fiorentina, although he`s currently on loan at Norwich City, will it be in time for this crucial game?


Doncaster
Rovers suffered no new injuries in the midweek draw with Cheltenham, still missing are long term injured Sean McDaid and James Hayter.


History
The two clubs have only ever met on seven occasions at Southampton with Doncaster yet to taste a victory on their visits, Southampton have won four and there have been three draws.

They have already played at Doncaster this season when Southampton won 2-0.

Full list of results at Southampton

1935/36 Southampton 1-0 Doncaster
1936/37 Southampton 1-0 Doncaster
1947/48 Southampton 6-1 Doncaster
1950/51 Southampton 1-1 Doncaster
1951/52 Southampton 2-0 Doncaster
1952/53 Southampton 3-3 Doncaster
1958/59 Southampton 1-1 Doncaster


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday January 15 2009
Time: 8:53PM

Comments

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i think it will be a score draw.
lil blackpoolgas
16/01/2009 17:50:00
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From all of us at Pompey, we wish you all the best & hope you stuff the scummers!
storagematt
17/01/2009 13:34:00
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I just popped on to say exactly the same as Storagematt - Come on Donny
Chix
17/01/2009 14:43:00
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I'm glad we obliged, I think they are going down they was very poor!
dazza71
17/01/2009 20:41:00
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