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Introducing Doncaster Rovers

9 June 2015

The Cod Army beat Rovers 3-1 at Highbury last October

Name: Doncaster Rovers Football Club
Founded: 1879
Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Capacity: 15,231
Manager: Paul Dickov
Last season: 13th in League One

Doncaster Rovers will participate in their second successive campaign in the third tier come the start of the 2015/16 season.

Having finished the season in a mid-table position of 13th last season, Donny will be hoping for a higher league finish next term.

A familiar face to fans of the British game, Dickov was appointed manager of Rovers in May 2013, his second club management role, having spent three years with Oldham Athletic.

Born in West Lothian, Dickov began his career with Arsenal in 1990, having come through the youth system at the Gunners.

A total of 21 years in professional football would follow, as the Scottish international turned out 174 times over two spells at Manchester City – and becoming a fan favourite at Maine Road.

The 42-year-old also plied his trade with the likes of Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers, before hanging up his boots in 2011.

Having took up the role of Latics manager a year prior to his retirement, Dickov led the Boundary Park outfit to an FA Cup scalp against Liverpool during the 2012/13 campaign, before resigning later that season.

And the Doncaster boss will be hoping that attacking midfielder Harry Forrester will be able to replicate the form he showed in 2014/15.

Forrester began his playing career at Aston Villa in 2010, but failed to make a senior league appearance whilst at Villa Park, which ultimately saw him leave on a free following a loan at Kilmarnock where he made seven appearances.

A move to the capital was next on the agenda for Forrester when he moved to Brentford in summer 2011, and he went on to make 55 appearances while netting eight times in a fruitful stay at Griffin Park.

The 24 year-old moved to Doncaster in June 2013, and made 48 appearances last season, scoring eight goals.

Fleetwood have met with Doncaster twice before, where goals from Stephen Dobbie, David Ball and Liam McAlinden secured a 3-1 win for Town at Highbury in October.

The reverse fixture saw the two sides play out a 0-0 stalemate in Yorkshire in April.



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