PREVIEW: Crystal Palace (A)

Another fixture that may be threatened by the icy conditions; Rovers’ visit to Crystal Palace comes tomorrow.

Rovers’ last game was postponed due to frozen conditions within the Keepmoat Stadium. As there has been no improvement in the weather across the country, tomorrow’s fixture also looks to be at threat.

Did You Know?

Selhurst Park was also once home to Wimbledon FC before they were moved to the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes in 2003.

Last Time Out (CPFC V DRFC- 27/11/2010)

Rovers fell to a 1-0 defeat last time out at Selhurst Park. Similar to the situation this weekend, Doncaster had experienced snowfall in the build up to the game.

PABLO COUNAGO scored the only goal of the meeting after 35 minutes. The defeat left Rovers in 10th position while Crystal Palace were struggling in 22nd.

Crystal Palace League Record

2010/11 W- 12, D- 12. L- 22.

2011/12 W- 10, D- 9, L- 10.

Team News


Rovers can at last boast an injury list of only three players, with George Friend, Neil Sullivan and James Coppinger each unavailable.

Mustapha Dumbuya is available for selection following his return from a month’s loan at Crystal Palace. El Hadji Diouf will most likely feature since extending his contract until the end of the season.

Crystal Palace

Jonny Williams and Lee Hills will both miss out through injury while Dean Moxey may feature for the London side.

In Charge

Darren Deadman takes charge of Saturday’s encounter.

Deadman last took charge of a Rovers’ game in the 3-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough in November 2011. Palace were last involved with Deadman in February 2010, a game that saw them fall to a 1-0 home defeat to Coventry City.


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