Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend's opponents Doncaster Rovers
Facts & Figures
Ground: The Keepmoat Stadium (15,231)
Manager : Sean O`Driscoll
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.
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
Record Appearances: Fred Emery 504
Record Goals: Tom Keetley 180
Goalkeepers: 1. Neil Sullivan 33. Gary Woods
Defenders: 2. James O`Connor 3. George Friend 4. Shelton Martis 5. Wayne Thomas 6. James Chambers 11. Adam Lockwood 21. Sam Hird 23. Byron Webster
Midfielders: 7. Martin Woods 8. Brian Stock 14. Josh Payne (On Loan to Oxford) 15. Mark Wilson 16. John Oster 17. Ryan Mason 18. Simon Gillett 24. Mustapha Dumbuya 26. James Coppinger 34. Robbie Clarke
Strikers: 9. Steve Brooker 10. Billy Sharp 12. James Hayter 22. Dean Shiels 29. Waide Fairhurst
Billy Sharp: Club record signing Billy Sharp signed for Donny this summer for £1,150,000 from Sheffield United. Sharp spent last season on loan at the Keepmoat scoring 15 goals in 33 apearances. His fine form was enough to persuade manager Sean O`Driscoll to sign him for what is a substantial fee for a club like Doncaster. Prior to Doncaster Billy Sharp had spells at Sheffield United and Scunthorpe. At Scunthorpe he scored an impressive 53 goals in 82 appearances breaking previous goal records at Glanford Park.
James Coppinger: A creative midfielder that has an eye for a goal Coppinger is the driving force behind a lot of Doncaster`s forward play. Coppinger is currently Doncaster`s longest serving player having joined in 2004 and has been a mainstay in the side playing a major part in Doncaster`s rise through the football league. He started his career at Newcastle Untied and had loan spells at Hartlepool before joining Exeter City in 2002.
Last Five Fixtures
Draw: 0-0 v Leeds United (h) Win: 3-1 v Norwich City (h) Draw: 2-2 v Watford (a) Win: 3-1 v Hull City (h) Loss: 0-4 v Cardiff City (a)
Last Five Fixtures v QPR
QPR 2-1 Doncaster Rovers on 20 Feb 10 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 QPR on 21 Nov 09 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 QPR on 10 Mar 09 QPR 2-0 Doncaster Rovers on 23 Aug 08 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 QPR on 5 Jan 85