Date:Friday May 3 2013
Doncaster Rovers chairman says he hopes Wolverhampton Wanderers stick with Dean Saunders if they are relegated to League One this weekend.
Wolves face back-to-back relegations if they fail to beat promotion chasing Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday and even with a win, that might not be enough to keep them in the championship.
Saunders left Doncaster in January with the club level at the top of League One after rebuilding the squad last summer following their relegation from the championship and Ryan believes Saunders is the man to lead the midlands club back up. "If there is one person who can bring Wolves back from League One as champions it is Dean Saunders," Ryan told Sky Sports News.
"He knows League One like the back of his hand.
"He put the Rovers team together that has just won League One. He had very limited resources and he had to get rid of about 20 players at the end of last season. He did a great job for us, which Brian (Flynn) took on and between them they deserve tremendous credit."
I would strongly advise Wolves to stick with Dean and he will get you back into the championship, if results go against Wolves on the final day. It wouldn`t surprise me if Dean led Wolves from League One, if that is where they end up; back to the Premier League within two seasons because he is tremendously enthusiastic, I hope Wolves don`t swap their manager, I hope they back their man."
Saunders took over at Wolves from Ståle Solbakken following their defeat in the FA Cup at non-league Luton Town and with the side in eighteenth place in the championship.
He had to wait until his tenth game in charge for his first win when Wolves beat Millwall 2-0 at the New Den but by then, they were just one point outside the relegation places.
Wolves then won three of their next four games and looked to have turned the corner under Saunders but with teams at the bottom of the championship all winning, they couldn`t put daylight between them and the bottom three.
Despite beating automatic promotion chasing Hull City, they have won just one of their last five games and their 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Burnley last weekend now means they must win their final game at Brighton and hope both Barnsley and Peterborough lose their final games of the season to stand any chance of avoiding relegation.
Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .
Vital Doncaster on:
Vital Doncaster on:
Date:Friday May 3 2013
DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week (Wednesday April 23 2014)
DRFC Neill extends stay with Rovers (Wednesday April 23 2014)
DRFC Rovers win Meite appeal (Wednesday April 23 2014)
DRFC Dickov - It is still in our own hands (Tuesday April 22 2014)
DRFC Dickov -Trio could be back for Reading clash (Tuesday April 22 2014)
DRFC Dickov - Poor decisions not going away (Monday April 21 2014)
DRFC Championship Relegation fight and run in (Monday April 21 2014)
DRFC Dickov immensely proud of players (Monday April 21 2014)
DRFC Holloway - It wasn't a sending off (Monday April 21 2014)
Stats: Millwall v Doncaster Rovers (Monday April 21 2014)
|16. Leeds Utd||44||15||8||21||-10||53|
|McDermott - I have never seen anything like it
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:02:00
|Morecambe extend Edwards loan
» Blackburn : 24/04/2014 20:08:00
|LUFC Kenny ready to quit Elland Road
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 20:00:00
|Owls recall McCabe from Pompey loan
» Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 18:48:00
|Martin Happy With Play-Offs
» Derby County : 24/04/2014 15:00:00
|Cherries host Forest
» Bournemouth : 24/04/2014 14:49:00
|Prutton weighing up playing options
» Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00