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DRFC Ryan still confident despite bad start

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan is still confident that the side will pull away from the relegation zone despite a poor start to the season.

Rovers are bottom of the championship after three games and have still to record their first point.

Ryan is still confident, despite the start. Speaking in the Yorkshire Post, he said, "I am quite confident that when we get a few players back we will be a very good side in this league. As far as I can see there are a lot of big names in this league, but I don`t think the teams match the names.
"Once we get out of this rut and get a win, we will do very well, particularly when we can get Billy back."

The Rovers results seem to be reminiscent of those in the first season in the championship when they were playing really well but couldn`t find the back of the net.

Rovers led at Brighton on the opening day until a horrendous tackle on Billy Sharp was the turning point of the game and probably Rovers season so far.

Sharp was the victim of a horrendous tackle from behind that left him with ligament damage and ruled out for the near future.

Since then they have outplayed fancied West Ham United and Nottingham Forest but have lacked a clinical edge in the final third.

They have also continued this season where they left of from last, with a lengthy injury list.

They currently have ten players on the sidelines but they have started to see players slowly returning. Paul Keegan and Mark Wilson have both returned recently and Brian Stock and Shelton Martis are close to returning to full training.

Ryan is tipping Rovers to pull away from the relegation zone once some of the injured players return to first team action. "Once we get players back I am confident we will really zip up the league. "This is the best squad of players that we have had, it`s just a question of getting them fit. The last time the bookies had us down for relegation favourites, we went on to defy them and win the league.
"I`m not saying we will do that this time, but I am very confident we will finish quite high up in the table, we might even make the top 10, which might sound ridiculous after the first three games but anyone who watched those three games will realise not one of those teams deserved to beat Us," he continued.

Rovers have added two youngsters from top Premier League sides this week. Reece Brown (Manchester United) and Milan Lalkovic (Chelsea) have both signed on loan for a month to bolster the options of manager Sean O`Driscoll.

Rovers travel to Derby County today, who have started the season with three wins out of three. Rovers will be hoping that their trip to Pride Park, which has been a happy hunting ground since their promotion to the championship, will see them pick up their first points of the season.

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Date:Saturday August 20 2011

Time: 7:41AM

 

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