DRFC Doncaster v Middlesbrough Preview
Doncaster Rovers and Middlesbrough meet at the Keepmoat on Tuesday night with three valuable points up for grabs.
Rovers went out of the FA Cup on Saturday when they conceded a very late goal at fellow Championship side Derby County.
Last time out at home they defeated Watford 2-1.
Rovers are currently sat in 13th position.
Their home form has been impressive this season with six wins, five draws and just the one defeat.
Recent home form: WWWWDW
Boro have been struggling in their first season in the Championship after relegation from the Premiership at the end of last season.
They are also on their second manager having sacked Gareth Southgate earlier in the season.
Last time out on Saturday they drew 1-1 at home with Swansea City.
Last time out on their travels they lost 1-0 at Sheffield United.
Middlesbrough are currently in 12th position, one above Rovers on the same points. Rovers have two games in hand on their opposition.
So far on their travels this season they have won five, drawn three and lost five.
Recent away form: LLLLWDL
The two clubs have met on seven separate occasions at Doncaster with both sides claiming three wins apiece.
The last time they met at Belle Vue was on the last day of the 1986/87 season when Middlesbrough needed a win to gain promotion to the second tier.
The popular side of the ground had been closed down days before due to subsidence, so only two sides were open with the old cow shed end having not been used since the end of the 1984/85 season.
Middlesbrough fans crammed the two sides of the ground and celebrated promotion with a 2-0 win.
When the two clubs met earlier in the season at Middlesbrough the home side sent Rovers to their first defeat of the season in a 2-0 win.
Full history of results at Doncaster
1901/02 Doncaster 0-0 Middlesbrough
1954/55 Doncaster 1-3 Middlesbrough
1955/56 Doncaster 0-1 Middlesbrough
1956/57 Doncaster 2-1 Middlesbrough
1957/58 Doncaster 3-2 Middlesbrough
1966/67 Doncaster 0-4 Middlesbrough
1986/87 Doncaster 0-2 Middlesbrough
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