Date:Sunday June 7 2009
With the summer upon us and no league football for another ten weeks I thought it would be good to look back on Rovers first season in the second tier of English football for fifty years.
The media attention was on Rovers for their first game of the season, a trip to recently relegated from the Premiership Derby County was to be Rovers first test.
The game was chosen to be the main featured game on ITV`s the Championship and was also the main commentary game on BBC Radio Five Live.
Over 3,000 Rovers fans made the short journey down the M1 to be part of a sell out crowd of over 33,000 at Pride Park nervously waiting to see just how well Rovers could do.
A sparkling performance which saw Rovers outplay their hosts for long periods of the game was topped off when Lewis Guy scored the only goal of the game to give Rovers a flying start to the campaign.
Rovers were soon brought down to earth when the lost in midweek at League Two side Notts County in the Carling Cup.
Sean O`Driscoll made five changes to the side that won at Derby and they was on the wrong end of a giant killing act when Myles Weston scored the only goal of the game for the hosts in extra time.
Rovers got back to league action on the Saturday and welcomed Cardiff City to the Keepmoat.
Lewis Guy looked like he once again was going to earn Rovers all three points but a mix up between Neil Sullivan and Adam Lockwood in the last few minutes allowed ex Rovers striker Ross McCormack to earn a point for the Bluebirds.
Rovers travelled to one of the pre season favourites QPR in their next game, two first half goals condemned Rovers to their first league defeat of the season.
In their last game of an eventful first month of the season Rovers hosted Coventry City, a superb strike from Richie Wellens in the first half earned Rovers all three points.
Rovers would have been happy with their first month in the Championship and sat tenth in the table on seven points only three points off the leaders.
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Date:Sunday June 7 2009
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