MATCH PREVIEW: Crawley Town (H)

Doncaster Rovers welcome Bury FC to the Keepmoat for their first home game of the 2012-13 campaign.

Rovers completed their first back-to-back victories in over 2 years with the 2-1 win over Bury on Tuesday. They welcome Crawley Town for their first visit to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday.

Crawley won their first game of the season, beating Scunthorpe 3-0 at the Broadfield Stadium. Their second game did not turn out as well, seeing the Red Devils lose 3-0 at Swindon Town. Crawley currently sit in 9th position in the League One table.

Following the game, Doncaster Rovers Belles will face Arsenal Ladies on the Keepmoat pitch, and people already within the ground are welcome to stay to support Doncaster’s women’s football team.

Who are Crawley Town?

Formed in 1896, Crawley made their Football League debut in 2010 and were promoted for a consecutive year following the 2011/12 League Two campaign.

Crawley were briefly managed by former Rovers’ boss during pre-season before he was offered the managerial role at Nottingham Forest. Former Rotherham player and Bury manager Richie Barker took the reigns in time for the new season.

Team News

Doncaster Rovers

James Coppinger looks likely to feature after rejecting a loan move to local rivals Barnsley this week. Shelton Martis is the only injury concern for Dean Saunders.

Crawley Town

Defender Claude Davis is doubtful to feature in the game, and is the only injury concern for the West Sussex side.

In Charge

The infamous Trevor Kettle takes control of tomorrow’s League One clash. His last game in charge involving Rovers saw them beat Derby County at Pride Park by 2 goals to nil. He showed 2 yellow cards during the game.

Crawley are yet to meet Mr Kettle.


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