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DRFC - Doncaster v Preston preview

Doncaster entertain Preston on Easter Monday with their survival in the Championship almost assured after Saturday`s win at Ipswich.

Form

Doncaster
Doncaster brought to an end a run of four consecutive defeats when they won 3-1 at Ipswich on Saturday.

That win took Rovers onto 52 points, they are now nine points clear of Norwich in the last relegation spot with four games remaining.

Last time out at home they lost 2-1 against Watford

Recent home form (last game first) LLLWWW

Preston
Preston lost any remaining chances of a play off place on Saturday when they were beaten at home by local rivals Blackpool 1-0.

Last time out on the road they drew 1-1 at Bristol City.

Recent away form (last game first) DDLLDL

History

The two clubs have only ever met thirteen times at Doncaster in both clubs long histories and this will be a first visit to the Keepmoat Stadium for the Lilywhites.
Doncaster have the advantage at home with eight wins to Preston`s two and three being drawn.

When the two clubs met earlier in the season at Preston, the home side won 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Jon Parkin.

Full history at Doncaster (league unless stated)
1901/02 Doncaster 4-0 Preston
1902/03 Doncaster 1-2 Preston
1950/51 Doncaster 2-1 Preston
196465 Doncaster 1-0 Preston League Cup
1970/71 Doncaster 1-1 Preston
1981/82 Doncaster 1-0 Preston
1982/83 Doncaster 2-0 Preston
1983/84 Doncaster 2-1 Preston Associate Members Cup
1984/85 Doncaster 1-2 Preston
1987/88 Doncaster 3-2 Preston
1993/94 Doncaster 1-1 Preston
1994/95 Doncaster 2-1 Preston
1995/96 Doncaster 2-2 Preston




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday April 12 2009
Time: 12:42PM

Comments

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The pressure is surely now off after the win over Ipswich. Has long as we don't get beat then that will definitely guarantee safety.
dazza71
12/04/2009 12:45:00
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The pressure is surely now off after the win over Ipswich. Has long as we don't get beat then that will definitely guarantee safety.
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12/04/2009 12:45:00
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