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Doncaster Rovers 1 - Leicester City 1


30/04/11 3pm

Attendance: 11,757

Rovers secure survival

Doncaster Rovers secured Championship survival with a point in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City.

Steve Brooker came off the bench at half time for Rovers to score his first goal in an injury ravaged two and half years at the Keepmoat.

Brooker fired home from 25 yards, giving Leicester keeper Chris Weale no chance.

Yakubu equalised from close range for the visitors with fourteen minutes remaining to ensure a draw.

Rovers almost won it late on when Weale got a hand on a Ryan Mason shot to turn it over the bar.

The result proved academic in the end with both Sheffield United and Scunthorpe United failing to win and joining Preston North End in League One next season.

After a turbulent 2011, Rovers will be glad to see the end of the season and they finish their campaign at Middlesbrough next Saturday.

Sullivan, O`Connor, Thomas, Dumbuya, Friend, Oster, Mason (Hird 90), Coppinger, Gillett (Stock 81), Euell (Brooker 46), Hayter

Subs not used
Maxted, Shiels, Kilgallon, Wilson

Weale, Bruma, Naughton, Miguel Vitor, Mee (Berner 66), King, Wellens, Vassell, Yakubu, Abe (Howard 61), Gallagher (Kamara 52)

Subs not used
Smith, Tunchev, Dyer, Moreno

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The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 1 2011

Time: 8:27AM

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Hopefully have better luck with injuries next season
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01/05/2011 10:56:00

Thats what Killed Rovers this season. I think they would have been a top ten team if not for them.
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01/05/2011 20:03:00

I can now relax, it's been a worrying few months, I was really beginning to fear the worst, especially after Ipswich put six past us.
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