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Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Doncaster Rovers

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1879

Nickname: Rovers/Donny

Ground: Keepmoat Stadium - 15,231

Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

SELECTED HONOURS

Football League Third Division North - Champions: 1935, 1947, 1950.
Football League Fourth Division - Champions: 1966, 1969.
Football League One Playoffs - Winners: 2008.
Football Conference Playoffs - Winners: 2003.

Football League Trophy - Winners: 2007.
Football Conference Cup - Winners: 1999, 2000.

SELECTED HONOURS

Record attendance: 37,149 v Hull City (Third Division North, 1948)

Record victory: 10-0 v Darlington (Fourth Division, 1964)

Record defeat 0-12 v Small Heath (Second Division, 1903)

Record Buy: Billy Sharp - 1,150,000 from Sheffield United

Record Sale: Matthew Mills - 2,000,000 to Reading

PREVIEW

There can be no question that Sean O'Driscoll has done a phenomenal job at the Keepmoat Stadium thus far, not only keeping Rovers in the division but playing an attractive brand of football.

Doncaster are now famed for their style of play under the Irishman, as despite not having a glut of talent at their disposal they're always able to put up a spirited fight and at times out-play opposition.

Signing Billy Sharp has laid down a marker for the Yorkshire outfit as they bid to do one better than last season and given their two year's experience there's every chance of that happening.

Prediction: 14

Doncaster's experience at this level will count for a lot as they look to not only retain their place, but compete for a top-half finish.

At present the squad isn't strong enough overall to finish in the top half, however I am sure that players such as Sharp will slot into the current model effectively and help Rovers drive on.

However they will have to be more competitive where it matters to achieve the lofty heights of a 12th placed finish once more.




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Date:Sunday July 25 2010

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