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DRFC Ryan issues rallying call

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan has issued a rallying call to the supporters ahead of the home game with Watford on Saturday.

Ryan wants to see the fans create what he calls a 'blitz mentality` and continue the tremendous support that was seen at Swansea City on Saturday.

Three hundred fans made the long trek to South Wales and sang from start to finish as they tried to encourage the players to gain a result.

Rovers could only name four outfield players for the game and one of those, James Coppinger was injured during the pre match warm up.

Rovers are currently down to the bare bones with players after a terrible run with injuries that saw fourteen players miss the 3-0 weekend defeat at Swansea City.

The injuries have affected results on the pitch with many key and influential players amongst those currently on the treatment table.

They have gone from a side who were serious contenders for promotion to one that are starting to look nervously over their shoulders after picking up just two wins out of ten games in 2011.

Ryan wants to see as many fans as possible make it down to the Keepmoat on Saturday and Ryan along with his fellow directors intend to sit amongst the fans in the South Stand and hopefully encourage the players to a much-needed victory.

The 60 year old is in the Guinness Book of records as the oldest player to play in a professional game, when he came on as a substitute in Rovers final game of the season during the 2002/03 season at Hereford, just a week short of his 53rd birthday.

With Rovers current injury crisis he might be needed on the pitch on Saturday.


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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 21 2011

Time: 4:30PM

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The man is Mr Doncaster Rovers and after all his and his directors efforts it would be a travesty if the club were to be relegated after the injury crisis that as swept the club. They have done some serious work to ensure the club signed players like Billy Sharp and Matt Kilgallon this season. Any fan who cannot see this is why Rovers are currently enduring the run they are needs some help. If not for the injuries Rovers would be serious promotion contenders. Rovers have a small squad and can you imagine Manchester United or Chelsea, even with the size of their squads trying to remain at the top end of the Premier League with the likes of Ferdinand, Vidic, Scholes, Giggs, Rooney and Berbatov or Terry, Cole, Lampard, Cole, Drogba and Kalou amongst their injured. The fans were brilliant against Ipswich last week when suffering a heavy defeat against Ipswich and again at Swansea on Saturday. Just need to stop walking under ladders, standing on cracks in the pavement and smashing mirrors!!!!
DonnyEd
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21/02/2011 16:37:00

The bloke is a legend. I am sure he will sing us on to victory with the southstanders.
1879Rovers
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21/02/2011 20:48:00

The bloke is a legend. I am sure he will sing us on to victory with the southstanders.
1879Rovers
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21/02/2011 20:50:00

 

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