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DRFC Doncaster v Leicester Match Preview

DRFC Doncaster v Leicester Match Preview

Doncaster Rovers welcome back former player Richie Wellens to the Keepmoat Stadium on Monday after his summer move to Leicester City.

Form


Doncaster
Rovers lost for the first time in December when a late penalty at Coventry City was enough to beat them.

Rovers dropped to fourteenth in the table after the Boxing Day defeat.

Last time out at home they beat Bristol City 1-0.

They have only suffered one home defeat this season and have won five and drawn five.

Recent home form: WWWDWL

Leicester
The Foxes beat Sheffield United on Boxing Day with a 2-1 home.

The win moved them back up to fourth in the table, they are just five points from an automatic spot in their first season back in the Championship after winning League One last season.

They have now won their last two league games, both against South Yorkshire clubs having beaten Sheffield Wednesday in the game before and will be hoping to make it three in a row.

Recent away form: LDWWDW

History

It will be the first time the two clubs have met in over fifty years.

The two sides have only ever met at Doncaster on twelve occasions with half of these being draw.

Doncaster have enjoyed the better of the games, winning four to Leicester`s two.

Full list of results at Doncaster
1901/02 Doncaster 2-1 Leicester
1902/03 Doncaster 0-0 Leicester
1904/05 Doncaster 3-0 Leicester
1935/36 Doncaster 1-0 Leicester
1936/37 Doncaster 0-0 Leicester
1947/48 Doncaster 1-1 Leicester
1950/51 Doncaster 2-2 Leicester
1951/52 Doncaster 2-2 Leicester
1952/53 Doncaster 0-0 Leicester
1953/54 Doncaster 0-2 Leicester
1955/56 Doncaster 6-2 Leicester
1956/57 Doncaster 0-2 Leicester


Match Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Doncaster 6/5
Draw Between 12/5 & 5/2
Leicester 7/4


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday December 27 2009
Time: 7:13AM

Comments

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Should be a good game, I really hope Wellens gets a good reception. He was brilliant for us during his two seasons.
DonnyEd
27/12/2009 07:19:00
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There are bound to be a few who will not recognise the contribution he made a rather the fact he left in the summer.
King Billy
27/12/2009 13:34:00
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Wellens should get a good reseption from the majority.
dazza71
27/12/2009 20:34:00
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