DRFC Rovers confirm pre season friendlies
Doncaster Rovers have finally confirmed four pre season friendlies ahead of the 2011/12 season.
Rovers will kick off their pre season campaign against Armthorpe Welfare in a testimonial game for former Rovers player Des Bennett.
Bennett is the manager at Armthorpe and the game will take place on Thursday July 7th at the Welfare Ground, with a 7.30pm kick off.
Rovers will travel to Blue Square conference sides Mansfield Town and Grimsby Town.
Mansfield will host Rovers on Tuesday 19th July with a 7.30pm kick off.
Grimsby will host Rovers on Friday July 29th with a 7.30pm kick off.
Rovers will travel to League One side Sheffield United on Tuesday 26th July, also with a 7.30pm kick off.
The two sides met in the championship last season with the sides sharing the points in a 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane.
Rovers will travel to Brunton Park to face Carlisle United in a benefit match for Sean McDaid on Saturday July 23rd with a 3pm kick off.
25-year-old McDaid was forced to retire last season with a knee injury whilst at Carlisle.
McDaid spent almost five years at Doncaster and helped the club win the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy and also promotion to the Championship.
There is no game so far at the Keepmoat for home fans to get a chance to look at any new players the club might add to the squad over the summer.
Next seasons Championship campaign will start on Saturday August 6th.
Thursday July 7th - Armthorpe Welfare (a) 7.30pm
Tuesday July 19th - Mansfield Town (a) 7.30pm
Saturday July 23rd - Carlisle United (a) 3pm
Tuesday July 26th - Sheffield United (a) 7.30pm
Friday July 29th - Grimsby Town (a) 7.30pm
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