Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

The Thoughts Of Jimmy O'Connor

The Thoughts Of Jimmy O'Connor

Doncaster Rovers full-back Jimmy O'Connor speaks about his injury and the season ahead.

'By wearing a bigger boot it means that I can pad the heel.

'I am still in some pain but I don't have to have a pre-match injection in my heel as was the case before.

'It also means that I am able to train more. Prior to using a bigger boot I didn't do a full session in midweek for about two month and your fitness levels are bound to drop in such circumstances.

'But I am getting fitter which is good because you have to be fit to play the role I play.

'I like to get forward but first and foremost I am a defender and I am there to try and stop the other team from scoring. Everything else is a bonus.

'It is good to have the best defensive record in the league and of course the back-four and the keeper get a lot of credit for that.

'But it is down to the whole team; everyone plays their part. It is the same when it comes to scoring goals.

'The forwards have been scoring a lot of goals but we've also been scoring goals from all over the field.

'Brian Stock scored an unbelievable goal against Crewe in Tuesday's Johnstone's Paints Trophy tie.

'He never got a fair crack at Preston and he dropped down a league to come to Doncaster. But if he keeps on playing as well as he is doing then there's a good chance that he'll be back in the Championship next season.

'We are taking it one game at a time but if we keep winning like we have been doing then we'll go up. That's the best way to look at it.

'We are unbeaten at home in the league since the manager took over in September, and hopefully we can extend that record against Carlisle today.

'We lost 1-0 at Brunton Park in the first game of the season, but I was injured at the time and didn't play that day.

'But judging by their league position they are doing quite well and they had a good win over Nottingham Forest in midweek. It is going to be a tough game, but they all are in this league.'

Join Vital Doncaster Rovers

It's easy to register for Vital Doncaster Rovers, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the Vital Doncaster Rovers message board, click here.

Get involved

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 Rovers.




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Saturday February 3 2007
Time: 10:38AM

Comments

0
Wow, if he's been playing while he hasn't been fit I can't wait to see him when he is fit!!
ROversNaith
03/02/2007 10:46:00
0
must be expensive having to but two pairs of boots!
dazza71
03/02/2007 14:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

EFL League Two Team Of 2016 Named

The EFL Awards ceremony is definitely nearing, as is the end of the season, as yesterday saw the three Football League Select XI's of 2016 named.

DRFC Rovers Trio Named In EFL League Two Season Awards

Doncaster Rovers duo James Coppinger and John Marquis have been named in the EFL League Two Team of the Season along with manager Darren Ferguson

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match v Orient?
Suggested By:
Lawlor0%
Alcock16%
Baudry26%
Butler2%
Mason4%
Blair2%
Coppinger2%
Grant0%
Marquis16%
May10%
Rowe16%
Marosi6%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Mar 26 2017 2:45PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 1:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DonnyEd9
2.1879Rovers5
3.Dblido1
The Vital Football Members League