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Doncaster Preview

3 February 2017

There is no tougher game than Doncaster away.

SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley says his side will put off field troubles behind them on Saturday when they face league leaders Doncaster Rovers looking to atone for September’s 5-1 defeat at the Globe Arena. 

Darren Ferguson’s side have won 11 and drawn three of their last 15 league matches to sit seven points clear at the top of League Two and are unbeaten at home in the league this season with 11 wins and three draws from 14 games. 

With much of the attention focusing on off field matters Bentley admits things are far from ideal but says the players' response has been "fantastic''.

He said; "It's not been an ideal week for the club but the lads have been fantastic.

"We have always had a great spirit and we have needed that spirit this week with the situation as it stands.

“We haven't had a game for a fortnight which was a shame because we had good momentum at the start of the month and we wanted to keep hold of that but, obviously, the Leyton Orient game was postponed because of the weather and Accrington Stanley were in the FA Cup.

 “Hopefully it hasn’t taken too much out of us because there is no tougher game to come back than Doncaster away. 

“They’re the best side in the league and have one of the best home records – if not the best – in the country so it’s a challenge for us.

 “Our mentality is that we’re going there trying to be the first team to beat them in the league at home this season. ''


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