November 20, 2017
What the managers said
Ever the optimist, Darren Ferguson thought that Rovers could have won the game at Fleetwood on Saturday, but was not unhappy about the final result.
Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield after the game, he said: "It was a very tight game but we feel we had the better opportunities in the match, especially as the game got towards the end. Their keeper has made three very good saves. On another day one of those goes in and it's a very good three points."
"I feel we're a little bit unlucky not to get the three points. I always go to win games and this was no different. I'm not over the moon in terms of not winning the game but with the opposition, what they did last season and what they're doing this, it's not a bad result."
Fleetwood manager Uwe Rosler had no complaints about the result, commenting to the Blackpool Gazette: "There are some basic things that we need to better, especially when we have a corner; we still need to work on details. First half we were on top, second half they were; overall a fair result."
Injuries to key players, particularly in attack, seemed to be significant to Rosler, with Wes Burns praised by his manager for leading the line. Rosler added: "Wes looked comfortable, especially going forward. The most important thing is that our centre-forward is not playing right wing-back. That is why we got Wes Burns into our squad to be a centre forward not right wing-back. As long as we have to do that then it will be difficult because we need senior players who know the league to come on and change the game. We need to get players back from the treatment table. “That is the key. We are missing a few players but we have managed before and we will manage again. I have trust in the players. I think tomorrow the pressure is not on us, Walsall lost again at home (against Gillingham), the pressure is on them."
November 20, 2017
Match highlights

There are brief match highlights of Saturday's goalless draw at Fleetwood on the Sky Sports web site.
If you would like to view them, please click on their logo to the left.

November 20, 2017
Hayter moves out on loan
Former Doncaster Rovers striker James Hayter has moved to Evo-Stik Premier League club Weymouth on a month's loan from Vanarama National League South side Havant & Waterlooville.
Hayter has been struggling to get regular games with the Hawks this season, starting six games and having 11 substitute appearances, and made his debut for Weymouth in their tough away game at Slough Town on Saturday, which they lost 3-0.
Hayter will, of course, go down in Rovers history as having scored the vital Wembley goal that earned Rovers promotion to the Championship in the League One play-off final against Leeds United. To others, his claim to fame is to be the holder of the fastest hat-trick in the Football League when playing for Bournemouth.
November 20, 2017
Rovers check out McEleney
Doncaster Rovers are one of a number of clubs to be interested in 25 year old Dundalk midfielder Patrick McEleney, according to reports from Northern Ireland.
The Derry Journal is reporting that McEleney is to hold talks with Blackburn Rovers, Doncaster Rovers and Oldham Athletic, with a mention of a potential move to Wigan Athletic also made.
However, it is also reported that he is holding talks with Derry boss Kenny Shiels, his home town, with a move to Brandywell possible if a move to England falls through.
His current club, Dundalk, are also reported to have offered him a new deal, so he has plenty of options ahead of him.
November 18, 2017
Fleetwood Town v Rovers
Doncaster Rovers are likely to rely on more or less the same squad that played against Rotherham United last weekend for this afternoon's challenging trip to Fleetwood Town.
They will add Niall Mason to the squad after he missed out against the Millers, and Issam Ben Khemis will also travel with the squad.
Apart from that, the same list of injured players continue to be unavailable - Alfie May, Luke McCullough, Alex Kiwomya, Danny Andrew and Ross Etheridge.
Fleetwood Town will be without defender Lewis Coyle, who is midway through a three match suspension after being sent off at Chorley in the FA Cup. Midfielder Bobby Grant remain absent due to a knee injury, and striker Conor McAleny looks very doubtful after missing the last four matches with an ankle injury.
November 18, 2017
Match officials v Fleetwood Town
The match officials appointed by the Football League for this afternoon's away game at Fleetwood Town are:
Referee: John Busby
Assistant referees: Neil Sharp and Dean Treleaven
Fourth official: Paul Marsden
November 18, 2017
Ferguson confident ahead of 'tough games'
Boss Darren Ferguson is confident that his Doncaster Rovers side can continue their recent improvement in form, even though they face some tough games, including three away games against top ten clubs over the next three weeks, starting this afternoon at Fleetwood.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post ahead of the weekend, Ferguson said: "We’re coming into a run of tough games. We’ve got three away from home against three teams you’d expect to be up there. I think these next four games are going to be a right challenge for us. But we look confident, our performances have been good and we’ve shown a grit to us, so we’ve just got to focus on what we do. We aim to keep on improving – which I think we have done lately – and hope that’s good enough."
He added: "We’ve done well in games and our performances have been better than the results we’ve had, but we’re in a good place right now and have a lot of belief in what we’re doing. We knew it would be a step up from what we faced last season, but we have a great group of lads here and we have a lot of togetherness, which always gives us a chance. We need to have consistency in what we’re doing; if we continue to do what we’ve been doing in the past few weeks then we’ll climb the league."
November 18, 2017
Ticket information for Rochdale Trophy game
Doncaster Rovers have announced details for the Checkatrade Trophy game at Rochdale on Tuesday, 28th November.
There will be no tickets available in advance, with all payment being taken at the turnstiles, with the stand Rovers supporters have been allocated being unreserved seating.
Admission prices are as follows: Adult £10.00 - Senior (65+) £10.00 - 16 & Under £5.00
November 18, 2017
Scunthorpe ticket prices confirmed
Doncaster Rovers have now confirmed the ticket prices for their FA Cup Second Round tie at home to Scunthorpe United, which is to be played on Sunday, 3rd December with a 2pm kick-off.
As Rovers like to do, they go on restricted sale to anyone with any form of "membership" with the club from Monday, and then go on general sale from Monday 27th November.
Silver membership holders will have their seats reserved until tickets go on general sale.
Ticket prices for the game are: Adult £15.00 - Senior (60+) & Young Adult (18-21) £10.00 - Juniors 17 & Under £5.00
November 16, 2017
Cup tie details confirmed
Doncaster Rovers' second round game in the FA Cup against Scunthorpe will be played on Sunday, 3rd December with a 2pm kick-off.
The game is scheduled to be played as part of BBC's Final Score programme, hence the game being moved from the usual Saturday afternoon.
DROS has not yet mentioned ticketing details, but Scunthorpe have issued prices for their supporters, so we presume that it will be a good indication of what Rovers fans can expect.
Those prices are: Adults £15 - Senior Citizens (60+) £10 - Under 21s £10 - Juniors (17 & under) £5
As we stress, this information is issued by Scunthorpe and there may be variations for different parts of the Keepmoat Stadium for Rovers fans.
Tickets are not yet on sale.
November 16, 2017
Cup clash forces change of league game
The away game at Scunthorpe United on Saturday, 6th January will have to be rearranged after Rovers and Scunthorpe were paired against each other in the second round of the FA Cup. The date of the Glanford Park encounter is the date of the third round - and with either Rovers or Scunthorpe being in the third round, a new date must be found.
We will let you know when the two clubs have agreed a new date for this fixture.
November 16, 2017
Bayo to switch the lights on
Former Doncaster Rovers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has been named to switch on the Christmas lights in High Wycombe town centre this evening.
Akinfenwa, who now plays for Wycombe Wanderers, will press the button at 6.45pm. Festivities will begin at 4pm, with a parade through the town starting at 6.15pm.
Purely by coincidence, of course, but Akinfenwa has a book out, and will be taking part in a special book-signing session in the local Waterstones from 5pm.
November 16, 2017
Coppinger - Rovers need consistency
James Coppinger is in a unique position to compare the current Rovers squad to that of the sides that won promotion in 2008 and 2013 - and thinks that more experience is necessary to gain the consistency needed for further success.
Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press, he said: "I’ve been promoted twice out of this division with two different teams and two different managers. Both teams had an abundance of experience. The team that won the league [in 2013], we didn’t really perform well but we knew how to win games, based on the experience we had in the team. Sometimes we came off thinking ‘how have we won that game?’ We weren’t performing well, but it was down to know-how, concentration and understanding how to win games."
"The other one was obviously performance-based with Sean O’Driscoll. It was all about the performance, and we were that good at doing what we did that we ended up getting promoted."
"At the minute I think we’re in between. We haven’t got that experience to get out there and win games when we’re not doing well, and we’re not currently performing to our maximum every single game. We’ve shown it against Blackburn, Portsmouth and Southend. We’re a third into the season and we are where we are. We’ve been doing well performance-wise but we need to start picking up points and understanding what it takes to win games."
The tendency to concede goals at critical times in the game can, Copps thinks, be explained by this.
He added: "You go home and you analyse performances and results, and for me I put a lot down to naivety and experience. That’s something that makes a difference when you do lose by one or concede in the last minute. I think those things are down to experience. Concentration is massive, we talk about it all the time. The higher you go, the longer you have to concentrate for. It’s all learning. We’ve got a really young squad, I think. Two senior pros started the game against Walsall - Butts and Rowey. Everyone else is under 25. John Marquis is 25 and the rest of the squad is under 23 and a lot of them are probably playing their first season in League One. It’s a big ask, the expectation levels are big at this club and we want to do well and we’re all disappointed we’re not higher in the table. But sometimes you have to have a reality check and realise this is where we are."
November 16, 2017
Notts ordered to pay Sheridan over sacking
Notts County have been ordered to pay their former manager, John Sheridan, £125,000 for his sacking, with the recent arbitration hearing held in Nottingham.
Sheridan, with the backing of the League Managers' Association, appealed against his sacking. The club said it was for 'gross misconduct' - but as it also coincided with County having lost nine games in a row, Sheridan claimed that misconduct was not the sole reason.
The FA made public comments made by Sheridan to the match officials during a match against Wycombe last December, and having seen the transcripts, there are nearly as many asterisked words as there aren't!
The arbitration panel have ruled in Sheridan's favour, with the LMA highlighting that the sacking took place 23 days and five games after the incident at Wycombe.
The former Rovers midfielder has since managed Oldham Athletic before leaving them earlier this season following a poor start to their League One campaign.
All three parties have declined to comment, although Notts County's chairman, Alan Hardy, has issued a statement that reads: "As you may have read this week, a national newspaper printed details of our case with John Sheridan, who appealed for wrongful dismissal following his departure from Meadow Lane in January. I cannot begin to communicate my immense frustration and dissatisfaction given the judge at the Arbitration Court in Nottingham gave a strict instruction that all details should remain confidential. Legal restrictions placed upon us means there are many things I would like to say, but I must respect the directions of the judge and the arbitration hearing. As with all legal cases, there is much more substance to what was printed by the Daily Mail and I’m of the opinion all facts should be presented because it is in the public’s best interests. Suffice to say, I am not sure there is a single winner in this whole sorry episode."
November 16, 2017
Voting results v Rotherham United
Thank you for the votes received for last Saturday's home game against Rotherham United. We received nominations for eight different players, with midfielder Jordan Houghton being recognised by most as having played the best.
Those players receiving the most votes were:
1 Jordan Houghton (29.41%)
2 Ian Lawlor (17.65%)
3 James Coppinger (16.67%)
We hope that the missing voting results for other recent games will be published over the weekend, and thank you for your patience.
November 15, 2017
Youth Team 0 Blackpool 2
The youth team went out of the FA Youth Cup at the hands of visitors Blackpool last night after conceding two first half goals which coincided with a lacklustre display by the Rovers players.
While the performance improved after the break, but there was no way back for Paul Stancliffe's side, and they could not match the remarkable comeback of the first round against Walsall when they came back from 3-1 down to win 4-3.
Blackpool are drawn away to West Ham United in the third round.
Doncaster Rovers: Leverton, Townrow, Amos, Horton, Tucker (Foulkes 46), James, Fletcher, Prior, Overton (Olaosun 46), Scattergood (Gibbons 66), Morris
Subs not used: Greaves, Bingley
Blackpool (3-5-2): Thordarson, Williams, Avon, Jacobson, Sinclair-Smith (O’Brien 79), Sumner (Wainwright 90), Roache, Shaw, Roache, Bange (Dunn 62), Watkinson
Subs not used: Simson, Flynn.
November 15, 2017
Youth Team 2 Rotherham United 2
Paul Stancliffe was pleased with the performance of his players following Saturday's 2-2 draw against Rotherham United.
Rovers scored through Jack Watson and Keegan Townrow - but hampered by Rovers player Omar Sanyang being sent off, did well to hold on for a draw.
Paul Stancliffe told DROS after the game: "I thought there was positives, we went to Notts County with a similar aged team featuring our under-16s. We worked hard, and after going down to 10 men we’ve had to work even harder. We could’ve won the game in the dying seconds there when Myron’s got away one-on-one with the keeper and, overall, I thought we had the better chances."
"I’m happy with all of the players’ development, some take longer than others but they’re all attentive in training: they all listen, they all try and do as they’ve been asked. They’re a good bunch of players and sometimes that might be their downfall because sometimes you can be a little bit too nice."
November 15, 2017
Rovers to host Scunny in FA Cup
Following last night's FA Cup replay between Scunthorpe United and Northampton, Rovers now know their opponents for their second round tie, with Scunthorpe winning the game 1-0 in front of only 1,880 spectators.
The second round game is due to be played over the first weekend of December, but boss Darren Ferguson is just pleased for a home draw.
He told the Doncaster Star after the draw was made (and ahead of last night's game): "It's a home draw. It's all I wanted. You'd like to think any game in this round is winnable, which it is. It could be a derby, it could be on the box. If it is Scunthorpe I would say it's one of the ties of the round really. Both teams we've played this season and unfortunately we've lost 1-0 to them both."
"It's a home tie and that's all you can really ask. We'll put it to bed because we've obviously got some important league games before then. Certainly if it's a derby in the FA Cup you'd think it'll be a good atmosphere and a game to look forward to."
November 15, 2017
Danny is handed his first pro contract
Doncaster Rovers have announced that they have given teenager Danny Amos his first professional contract after impressing so far this season, which has seen his rewards by being included in the first team squad in a few matches so far.
Darren Ferguson has prioritised the development of young players who he hopes will progress into the first team picture. As he explained: "From day one, when I joined the club, I needed to bring players through. That’s why I made the necessary changes at that level. It’s desperately important for myself, and the club, that we get these young players through. There has to be improvement, everyone knows that, but we are seeing signs."
"You have to be careful how early you give players contracts. With Danny he is a very level-headed boy, and it won’t change him one iota. He will continue working hard, trying to improve his game. He can play in different positions, has shown a real maturity, and I think he has been excellent. He fully deserves this, now he has to kick on."
Danny has been capped by Northern Ireland at Under-19 level, and has signed a contract that will keep him at Rovers until the summer of 2019.
November 15, 2017
Travel info to Wigan
The Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club are running coaches to the away game at Wigan Athletic, which is on Tuesday, 21st November.
They will leave Retford at 3.15pm, Harworth 3.20pm, Bawtry 3.30pm, Rossington Styrrup 3.30pm, Hare & Tortoise 3.35pm, Doncaster Royal Infirmary 3.45pm, Waterdale 3.50pm and the Keepmoat Stadium at 4.00pm.
Fares for the trip will be:
Members: Adults £16 - Concessions £15
Non-members: Adults £18 - Concessions £17
To book a place on the coach, please phone Paul Mayfield 07961 727769 (after 6pm), Len South 01302 817347 (after 6pm), or Steve Warnes (North Branch) 07780 316923.
Bookings need to be made by the Wednesday before the game.
November 15, 2017
Ticket details v Wigan Athletic
Doncaster Rovers have received an initial allocation of 564 tickets for next Tuesday's away game at Wigan Athletic.
They are now on general sale after the various restriction periods for sale have passed.
Ticket prices, which are for unreserved seating, are as follows:
Adults £20 - Senior Citizens (65+) £15 - Juniors (11-17) £10 - Juniors (5-10) £5 - Juniors (under 5) £2.
Qualifying disabled supporters pay the relevant price.
November 12, 2017
Rovers 1 Rotherham United 1
Perhaps a draw was a fair result if you try to look at Saturday's game objectively, but when you concede a 96th minute goal for your opponents to snatch a draw, it certainly feels like a defeat.
Rovers made just one change to the starting line-up compared with last week's FA Cup game at Ebbsfleet, with Joe Wright returning at the expense of Craig Alcock - and notably, James Coppinger notched his 550th appearance for the club.
Rovers had the edge in the first part of an edgy first half, but the only big talking point of the half came when Rotherham nearly scored with their first attack of the game. A cross into the box was headed by Semi Ajayi, with the bass saved by Ian Lawlor. After a scramble, Richard Wood headed onto the underside of the bar, with Lawlor gratefully snatching the ball after it came down. Rotherham fans behind the goal insisted that the ball had crossed the line, but the referee deemed it hadn't, and the score remained goalless.
After the break, both sides had opportunities to break the deadlock, but it was Rovers that drew first blood in the 62nd minute. Rodney Kongolo got away down the right, with his dangerous ball into the centre destined to reach John Marquis - but Millers skipper Richard Wood, in an attempt to intercept the ball, put the ball into his own net.
Rovers could have gone two up just minutes later as Baudry's shot went just wide. Marquis and Baudry had further chances, as did the visitors, when it took a superb block from Houghton to deny them.
Rovers looked to have weathered the storm, and were seemingly successful in seeing time out as the board went up for five added minutes.
Due to a further stoppage in play, the game stretched to at least six added minutes instead of five - and that proved crucial, as former Rovers loanee Jonson Clarke-Harris hit the post, with the prolific Kieffer Moore firing home at the second attempt in a mad goalmouth scramble.
November 12, 2017
What the managers said
There were somewhat contrasting opinions of the South Yorkshire derby played in front of the television cameras on Saturday at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Rovers boss Darren Ferguson was full of praise for the way his players performed, but was deeply disappointed not to have taken all three points from the game.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the final whistle, he said: "It feels like a defeat and it’s very raw at the moment. It’s very difficult for me to say anything to the players to lift them after that. In saying that I thought we were excellent. They left everything out there. We deserved to win the game. It was frantic but any of the football that was played was played by us."
However, Rotherham boss Paul Warne saw things differently - but when you've scored a 96th minute equaliser, perhaps it's not surprising.
He said: "I thought it was a typical derby game. Both teams were quite nervous. We were not as good in possession as I would have liked. I thought we were the better team in the first-half and created the better chances. They had a good 15 minute spell in the second half where they controlled the game. However, we changed our system and went three up top. I threw the kitchen sink at them so to score so late on feels like a win so I’m pretty pleased. You sometimes get what you deserve in football and sometimes you don’t, I think today we got what we deserved. We more than merited a point with our performance."
A video of Darren Ferguson's interview on Sky Sports can be viewed by clicking on his picture to the left.
November 12, 2017
Match highlights

Some highlights of Saturday's 1-1 draw against Rotherham at the Keepmoat Stadium are now available on the Sky Sports web site.
To view them, please click on their logo to the left.

November 12, 2017
Falkirk duo on 'excessive misconduct' charge after Shiels abuse
Falkirk players Kevin O'Hara and Joe McKee have been charged with "excessive misconduct" by the Scottish FA after allegedly abusing former Rovers midfielder Dean Shiels about his missing eye in their recent game against Dunfermline.
The confrontation with Shiels clearly angered the Northern Ireland international, who was ultimately sent off late in the game for a challenge on McKee, but it is the Falkirk duo that are in trouble.
The hearing against Kevin O'Hara has already been completed, with the striker handed an eight match ban - the hearing against McKee is due later this week.
Dean's father, Kenny commented: "I commend the SFA for the decision they’ve taking the stance they have. There are people who have different disadvantages and handicaps in sport and life in general and it’s not good practice. I have no doubt the boy regrets it. I can’t compromise judgments as there’s another one coming up next Thursday but this has been difficult for Dean and it’s hurt him. He’s had this throughout his career but previously it’s come from the stands."
"To get it from fellow professionals is what hurts him more than anything. A line has been crossed in terms of integrity and decency. There is a line you don’t cross, not just in football but in sport and this is one of them. Racism is one example of that but people are dealing with it now, action is being taken which wasn’t the case years ago. If you went to work years ago in England, you were called Paddy or Jock and I didn’t take any umbrage to that back then and I wouldn’t today. But some people are hypersensitive now. The rules have changed when it comes to humour and the banter as people have to watch what they say. You could joke about anything back in the day and it was regarded as a bit of fun, a bit of craic. But there is a new generation which is sensitive to banter and take offence. The situation with Dean is entirely different to anything which can be deemed as banter. There is banter and there is what was said to him."
November 12, 2017
McCullough recovery slower than hoped
The return to fitness of Luke McCullough is not as quick as the Rovers medical staff were hoping - but he is still working in the gym to build up his fitness.
It was hoped that he would be back in full training last week, but was unable to do so - but hopefully that will change this week.
Darren Ferguson reported to the Doncaster Star: "Luke is still doing his rehab. He’s still in the gym. He’s not been out on the grass yet. He’s taking a bit longer. I was hoping he’d be out on the grass this week but that’s not the case."
November 11, 2017
Rovers v Rotherham United
Doncaster Rovers will have Ben Whiteman and Joe Wright back in the squad for today's home game against Rotherham United after both missed out on last weekend's FA Cup game at Ebbsfleet United.
Both have trained all week and are available for selection. On-loan midfielder Rodney Kongolo is also in the squad - it had been feared that he would miss out after being named in the Holland Under-21 squad for their game this weekend, but was left out of the final squad this week.
Striker Andy Williams is fit after recovering from a rib injury.
Rovers will continue to be without Ross Etheridge, Danny Andrew, Luke McCullough, Alex Kiwomya, Alfie May and Will Longbottom, all of who are continuing to recover from injury.
Rotherham United will be without goalkeeper Marek Rodak, who is on international duty with the Slovakian Under-21 squad, with boss Paul Warne to choose between Richard O'Donnell and Lewis Price to replace him today. Also missing will be Joe Mattock, who is suspended for today's game, and skipper Lee Frecklington is unlikely to be risked today. He has resumed training after recovering from a back injury, but is not ready for selection. Also missing will be Ben Purrington, who has a hamstring injury.
And remember, today's game kicks off at 12.30pm due to it being selected for live television coverage.
November 11, 2017
Ferguson looks forward to derby
Darren Ferguson is looking forward to the prospect of today's South Yorkshire derby against Rotherham United. The two clubs have not played each other since January 2007, and even though Rovers are currently ten places below Rotherham in the League One table, Ferguson says Rovers are full of confidence after a good set of recent results.
In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, he said: "We have had a good week. Won at Bury, which was a good result, and the performances after that have been good. We go into Saturday’s game in confident mood."
"I know it’s been about 10 years since we have met. It will be what a derby is all about, a good crowd, atmosphere, a lot of passion. Within that passion, I want my players to have composure, and play the way we want to. I am really looking forward to it, and as a player you need to be looking forward to these games."
November 11, 2017
Today's match officials
The match officials appointed by the Football League for this afternoon's home game against Rotherham United are:
Referee: Graham Scott
Assistant referees: Richard West and Michael McDonough
Fourth Official: David Webb
November 11, 2017
Rovers get away Trophy draw
Doncaster Rovers have been drawn away at Rochdale in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Rovers were always going to have an away draw this time around after finishing as runners-up to Scunthorpe United in the first round mini-league, while Rochdale earned home advantage by winning their group.
The match will take place at Spotland (now known as the Crown Oil Arena, no less) in the week beginning December 4th.
Rovers' youngsters will have home advantage in the third round of the FA Youth Cup - provided that they win their second round tie against Blackpool.
The winners of that game will be at home to West Ham United in the third round. A date for the game will not be known until the winners of the second round game are known.
November 11, 2017
Jones goes on loan to Sheffield
Highly rated young goalkeeper Louis Jones has gone out on loan again to gain further match experience.
He has joined Evo-Stik League Division One (South) club Sheffield FC on loan for an initial month, and goes straight into their squad for this afternoon's game against Newcastle Town.
The move follows loans at Gainsborough Trinity and Tadcaster Albion earlier this season.
November 9, 2017
Rotherham game 'all-ticket'
Doncaster Rovers have announced that Saturday's home game against Rotherham United is to be "all-ticket" - but you will still be able to buy a ticket on the day.
All it really means is that there will be no cash turnstiles in operation for the South Stand, so everyone will have to go to the ticket office to buy a ticket.
Rotherham United have been given an extra allocation of tickets after the initial batch sold out, and they now have less than 300 tickets remaining for sale. The game is all-ticket for their supporters, and no tickets will be on sale to them on the day of the game.
November 9, 2017
Youth Cup date confirmed
Doncaster Rovers have been drawn at home to Blackpool in the second round of the FA Youth Cup.
The match will be played at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday, 14th November with a 7pm kick-off. The tie will be decided on the night, with extra time and penalties if necessary.
Admission prices will be £3 for adults, £1 for concessions and £1 for season ticket holders.
The club have confirmed that they will only be opening the West Stand for this match.
November 9, 2017
Ticket information v Fleetwood Town
Tickets for the forthcoming away game at Fleetwood Town on Saturday, 18th November, are now on sale from the Keepmoat Stadium's ticket office.
Rovers have received an allocation of 610 tickets for the game, with all "membership" holders currently able to buy tickets. Any remaining unsold will go on general sale from Monday, 13th November.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Terracing: Adults £22 - Senior Citizens (65+) £17 - Students (with valid ID) £10 - Under 18s £10 - Juniors (5-15) £5 - Under 5s free
Seating: Adults £24 - Senior Citizens (65+) £19 - Students (with valid ID) £12 - Under 18s £12 - Juniors (5-15) £7 - Under 5s free
November 9, 2017
Fabien extends Shots loan
Aldershot Town have confirmed that they have managed to extend the loan of former Rovers player Fabien Robert from Forest Green Rovers until Saturday, 9th December.
His initial loan deal joined on an initial one month deal, extending it by a month in October. The loan move arose after Forest Green told him in the summer that he did not fit in with their plans for this season, and did not give him a squad number. Along with striker Rhys Murphy, he was training with Forest Green's academy until the loan move to Aldershot went through in early September.
November 8, 2017
Ebbsfleet United 2 Rovers 6
A potential cup upset looked quite possible at one stage in the first half as Ebbsfleet scored twice within a couple of minutes to put the home side two goals up by the 37th minute. However, Rovers responded by scoring twice in time added on at the end of the first half to level matters by the break. And Ebbsfleet never really recovered from that disappointment as Rovers turned on the style in the second half to put the tie beyond doubt.
Rovers made just one change from the previous league game, with Matty Blair returning in place of Joe Wright, who had a hamstring injury. Rovers had some decent chances early on in the first half, with Marquis and Baudry off-target with their attempts, and the home side responded by a shot going narrowly wide just after the half hour. However, it was only a couple of minutes before Ebbsfleet took the lead from the penalty spot, with Ian Lawlor bringing down Chris Bush just inside the penalty area to earn him a yellow card. The penalty was duly dispatched, and it got worse for Rovers as Ebbsfleet scored on a breakaway - and it looked like the half time break couldn't come soon enough so that Rovers could regroup.
However, injury time changed all that, as Rovers hit back with two goals. Tommy Rowe cracked the ball home from inside the penalty area, and then two minutes later, the goalkeeper could not keep hold of Kongolo's shot, with Marquis netting the loose ball to make it 2-2.
No doubt, those events completely re-wrote both managers' half time team talks. Rovers went in front after 52 minutes as Coppinger's deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area leaving the keeper wrong-footed. Rowe then hit the post, but Rovers' fourth had to wait until the 78th minute as Blair got away down the right, squaring the ball for Houghton to score.
Ebbsfleet's task became harder in the 80th minute when Chris Bush was sent off for a second yellow card offence, and Rovers took full advantage. Marquis was fouled in the penalty area, with Coppinger's audacious penalty making it five for Rovers. Tommy Rowe scored Rovers' final goal of the game to register an impressive victory and send Rovers into the second round draw.
November 8, 2017
What the managers said
A happy Darren Ferguson passed his verdict on Saturday's FA Cup win after he had watched his players respond from going two goals down by hitting six goals to record an impressive victory.
Speaking after the game, he said: "There were lots of positives to take from the game, we had to show a lot of character to come from two goals down and get ourselves back in it. I was impressed that we didn’t change the way we wanted to play, we kept going and added more quality to our play and that’s where the goals came from. Ebbsfleet caused us some problems with their wide players but we always knew our quality would come through, six goals away from home is always good against any opposition."
He added: "I was delighted with the way we played as we did a lot of what we’d worked on throughout the week in training. It’s been a good week for us, we’ve won six games out eight now so we go into the Rotherham game full of confidence."
Ebbsfleet boss Daryl McMahon was very disappointed after the game, and even though Rovers scored four goals in the second half, he identified the two goals scored just before half time as to where they lost the game.
Speaking to BBC Radio Kent after the game, he said: "When we scored the second one, I called one of the players over and said make sure we get a zero at half-time. That was the critical bit of the game, I felt we lost the game then. Even though we were level at half-time, I thought the disappointment of being two up and then 2-2 changes my team talk, it changes Darren’s team talk. The game’s become difficult then for us."
"We showed for 45 minutes we’ve got players that have the technical quality of players at League One level but what we didn’t have was the professionalism for that last few minutes, seeing that through and it’s a lesson that we have to learn going forward in our league campaign as well. We have to be a bit more professional, a bit more ruthless maybe, a little bit more clinical to make sure that in them two minutes you don’t score. Kick the ball 10 times out of the ground if you have to to get to half-time at 2-0."
"“We’d been so good for the 45 as well, defensively, our shape, breaking out of our shape really well,” McMahon continued. "They’re a League One side, we’re a Conference team, evolving hopefully and trying to get into higher levels but we have to learn as well that you have to do your job for 47, 49, 50 minutes, whatever it is."
November 8, 2017
Match highlights

There are some match highlights of Saturday's FA Cup tie at Ebbsfleet available on the BBC's web site.
To view them, please click on the logo to the left.

November 8, 2017
Rovers get home draw
Doncaster Rovers have been given a home draw in the second round of the FA Cup. In the draw made on Monday evening, they were paired against the winners of the first round replay between Northampton Town or Scunthorpe United, who drew 0-0 on Saturday.
The date of the match is yet to be confirmed, but ties are to be played over the first weekend of December.
November 8, 2017
Development XI 4 Hartlepool United 0
Doncaster Rovers followed on from a successful weekend by registering a 4-0 victory over Hartlepool United in the Central League, with the goals coming from Andy Williams (2), Alfie Beestin and Liam Mandeville.
Youngsters Danny Amos and Morgan James were particularly impressive, with Rovers adopting the now favoured 3-4-3 formation of the first team, with the players now becoming comfortable with the system and now reaping the rewards.
Development boss John Schofield told DROS: "The senior players were excellent, and it was great to see them scoring goals. If you score goals your confidence goes through the roof, so it has been a really good exercise. I thought it was a really good performance, 90 minutes under the belt for some of the more senior players who need it and some really good football at times. This is not only a stepping stone for the younger players, but for the senior players to get game time.”
Doncaster Rovers: Louis Jones; Billy Roast, Danny Amos, Branden Horton; Alfie Beestin, Morgan James, Jacob Fletcher (Anthony Greaves 80), Cody Prior; Liam Mandeville, Andy Williams, Issam Ben Khemis (Jordan Tucker 85)
Substitutes not used: Keegan Townrow, Matthew Overton, Lewis Scattergood
Hartlepool United: Pools: Catterick, Nembhard, Owen, Miller, Newton (Bayne 65), Hawkins, Blackford, Munns (Orrell 65), Cooper, Simpson (Travers 65), Hawkes
Substitute not used: Bayne
November 8, 2017
Youth team 2 Rochdale 1
Doncaster Rovers progressed through to the second round of the EFL Youth Cup with a 2-1 win over Rochdale on Saturday.
After the first half ended goalless, Rovers went in front as James Morris converted from a free kick by Matthew Overton. However, Rochdale equalised in the 84th minute, but Keegan Townrow won the tie for Rovers with a late header.
Youth team boss Paul Stancliffe told DROS after the game: "I’m happy with the win and I’m happy for the team, we worked ever so hard. We started off well in the first half, but got a bit bogged down. Rochdale are a good team, but we did well to keep going until the end. I think it would’ve been a shame if we didn’t get the win in the end because overall I thought we deserved it."
November 4, 2017
Ebbsfleet United v Rovers
This is a match that Doncaster Rovers should win - in theory. But well all know the potential of the cup upset, and Darren Ferguson is well aware of the 'banana skin' risks of this game.
Ebbsfleet ply their trade in the Vanarama National League, two leagues below Rovers, and are capable of causing a cup upset unless Rovers apply themselves properly and play well.
Ferguson commented: "As soon as the draw was made we knew it wouldn’t be an easy game, it will be tough for us but we have to play our own game. The opening round of the FA Cup is always big for any club and we don’t want to be one of the sides on the wrong end of an upset. It will be a typical cup tie, they will be right up for it and I’ll remind the players before the game that there will be shocks across the weekend, we have to make sure we aren’t one of them."
He continued: "We’ve had them watched a couple of times and they’ve got some big lads in their team, they’ll be a threat from set pieces and things like that. We’ll be well prepared, as we are for any other game, but obviously we’ve got to go there and start the game well and make sure our quality shines through. We know it’s going to be a difficult game. These games always are. We’ll make sure we apply ourselves properly for it."
"It won’t be easy because they’ve got some good, experienced players at Ebbsfleet. Aaron McLean’s a top bloke, I had a great time with him at Peterborough. Kedwell up front is a handful. They’ve got Myles Weston, Febian Brandy, they’ve got a lot of good experienced, striking options.”
As far as team selection is concerned, it looks likely that Fergie will go back to almost the same side that played in the league last weekend at Bury, although Joe Wright is reported to be struggling with a hamstring problem.
Striker Andy Williams was substituted during the Checkatrade game against Sunderland on Tuesday due to a rib injury, but Darren Ferguson thinks he will be fit to play this afternoon. Apart from that, the injury list looks very similar to that of recent weeks, with Ross Etheridge, Luke McCullough, Danny Andrew, Alfie May and Alex Kiwomya all unavailable.
Former Manchester United youth team player Febian Brandy could be included in the Ebbsfleet side after receiving international clearance, as he has recently played in Thailand for Ubon UMT United. The only injury problem we are aware of in the Ebbsfleet squad is striker Darren McQueen, who has a knee injury.
November 4, 2017
Kiwomya makes good progress
Rovers striker Alex Kiwomya is making good progress as he recovers from Guillain-Baree syndrome, and is due to start "light training" next week. While that does not mean that he will be ready to play in matches any time soon, it is good news and from what Darren Ferguson is now saying, he should be fit enough to return to action this season.
Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press this week, Ferguson revealed: "Kiwomya’s coming on, he’ll be on the grass next week. So that’s great news."
"When I say ‘back on the grass’ I mean doing work with the fitness coaches as opposed to joining in with the rest of the lads. He’s come on massively in the last month, there’s been a huge improvement. He’s watching the tactical sessions so he understands the position he’ll play in. It’s still going to be a while [before he plays]. A month ago we thought it would be the whole season, we certainly don’t think that will be the case now. I feel he’ll fit into what we’re trying to do very well. He’s got that pace and technically he’s a good player too."
November 4, 2017
Snodin leaves as Grayson is sacked
Ex-Rovers player and assistant manager Glynn Snodin has left his job as assistant manager at Championship strugglers Sunderland as a consequence of the sacking of manager Simon Grayson this week.
Grayson was sacked 17 minutes after their draw against bottom club Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday, with the rest of Grayson's coaching staff also leaving the club.
November 4, 2017
Ravenhill reaches milestone
Former Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ricky Ravenhill has reached another milestone during what is turning into a long career, as he played his 100th game for Buxton in their game against Warrington last week. He has now also played over 450 professional games, counting Rovers, Notts County and Bradford City among his former clubs.
His boss, Martin McIntosh paid tribute to the tenacious midfielder, saying: "He was fantastic again last nighT. He’s a joy to work with because you always know what you’re going to get from him. You’re going to get 100 per cent every week, whether it’s training or it’s matches, he’s just that type of character and we’re lucky to have him. He’s a great leader, although Greg’s our captain, Rav’s our other captain we’ve got on the field."
"You only have to look at Ricky’s career - he’s played at Wembley three or four times, won promotion - this is all in the Football League. Some people never achieve that in a 25-year career. For us to have him at Buxton is fantastic. He’s a special player for us on and off the pitch."
November 3, 2017
Travel information to Fleetwood
The Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club are running coaches to the away game at Fleetwood Town, which is on Saturday, 18th November.
They will leave Retford at 9.30am, Harworth 9.355am, Bawtry 9.45am, Rossington Styrrup 9.45am, Hare & Tortoise 9.50am, Doncaster Royal Infirmary 10.00am, Waterdale 10.05am and the Keepmoat Stadium at 10.15am.
Fares for the trip will be:
Members: Adults £16 - Concessions £15
Non-members: Adults £18 - Concessions £17
To book a place on the coach, please phone Paul Mayfield 07961 727769 (after 6pm), Len South 01302 817347 (after 6pm), or Steve Warnes (North Branch) 07780 316923.
Bookings need to be made by the Wednesday before the game.
November 3, 2017
Millers get more tickets for Keepmoat clash

Rotherham United have been given an extra thousand tickets after having sold out their initial 2,600 allocation over a week ago.
The match, which is to be televised live on TV, has an earlier than usual kick-off as a consequence, and begins at 12.30pm on Saturday, 11th November.

November 3, 2017
Strachan impressed with Alfie's progress
Assistant manager Gavin Strachan has spoken of how pleased he is with the way that Alfie Beeston has progressed, both physically and mentally.
The 20 year old is now on the fringes of the Rovers first team, although a couple of minor injuries this season have disrupted his progress.
Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press, Strachan said: "But we’ve got a lot of belief in him and his teammates have got a lot of belief in him. He’s really worked hard at the physical side of his game, he’s done a lot of work with Ben Rome [fitness coach]. When he came he was such a scrawny lad and he’d never been in this sort of environment. So credit to him and how he’s looking after his body. He’s progressing well. He did well when he came on against Portsmouth and that can only bode well for him."
November 3, 2017
Woods makes return
Former Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods, now playing for Hamilton Academical, has made a return to action after a freak injury forced him to miss several weeks with a lacerated kidney.
He was back for last Tuesday's goalless draw against Partick Thistle, with Hamilton boss Martin Canning hoping that the club's injury woes continue to improve, with David Templeton, Ali Crawford, Grant Gillespie and Georgios Sarris all due to return in the next couple of weeks after lengthy injury lay-offs.
November 1, 2017
Rovers 1 Scunthorpe United 1 (3-2 on penalties)
Darren Ferguson made numerous changes to the Rovers side for last night's Football League Trophy match against Scunthorpe United.
The match was relatively meaningless, with both sides having qualified for the second stage of the competition, with all at stake being who would finish top of the group and hence have a home tie in the next round. Rovers had to win the game within the 90 minutes to finish top - anything else and Scunthorpe would finish ahead.
The Rovers side comprised some players who have not featured regularly so far this season, along with numerous young players from the development squad, and they did well against a more experienced Scunthorpe side. A fairly even opening to the game followed, with a Scunthorpe free kick from 30 yards being the first chance, but that went over the cross bar. Rovers started to gain the upper hand, with Andy Williams having a shot blocked, and Issam Ben Khemis saw his shot go over the bar.
The deadlock was broken in the 37th minute when Rovers broke down the left , with Garatt squaring the ball for Liam Mandeville to fire home.
Scunthorpe started the second half intent on gaining the equaliser, but it still took ten minutes for them to do so, with van Veen passing for Clayton Lewis slotting the ball past Marosi.
Both sides had chances to win the game within the 90 minutes - perhaps the visitors had the better opportunities, but the game finished level and went to penalties - which were actually a waste of time, as Scunthorpe would finish top of the group regardless of how the shoot-out turned out.
With the new "ABBA" order of taking penalties, Scunthorpe scored their first penalty, with Mason levelling matters. Beestin then missed the target, but Scunthorpe then fired over with their next two penalties.
Jacob Fletcher then had his penalty saved before Liam Mandeville scored to put Rovers 2-1 up. Scunthorpe then had their next penalty saved, but Goode scored to make it 2-2. Issam Ben Khemis then converted the final Rovers penalty of the initial five to win the game for Rovers.
November 1, 2017
Morgan sacked by Llandudno
Ex-Rovers midfielder Alan Morgan has been sacked by Llandudno FC despite the club ending a run of four consecutive defeats be drawing against title contenders Connah's Quay. Morgan has been with Llandudno for five years and is one of the most successful managers in the club's history, getting them promoted from the Cymru Alliance into the Welsh Premier League, and they achieving European qualification in their first season in the top flight.
He has been replaced by Alex Gibson, who has taken the role on a caretaker basis while the position is advertised.
The club statement reads: "After 5 years working with Alan Morgan on what has been a fantastic journey it is with a heavy heart that Llandudno FC has now parted company with his services.
"Alan will go down as one of the most successful managers in the club's history after his four year tenure, who came in when the club was fighting relegation from the Huws Gray Alliance, turned them into a title winning Cymru Alliance side winning promotion to the Welsh Premier League by doing so for the first time in the clubs history, then achieved European qualification in our first season in the WPL, an extremely monumental feat in the clubs history.
"Under Alan’s tutelage the club have enjoyed some real highs, the elation of Joyce’s winner at Penycae to clinch the Cymru Alliance, Lewis Buckley’s last gasp winner against Newtown at home, some impressive away performances in our first season at the likes of Aberystwyth and Newtown, and of course going toe to toe with European giants IFK Goteborg in the Europa League.
"The club wishes to place on record the appreciation and gratitude of all at the club for what Alan has achieved and the legacy he leaves us with. We would also like to extend this gratitude and appreciation to his family who have supported him and the club and who have contributed so much themselves to this great club.
"We all wish Alan and his family every success and happiness in the future and will always be welcome here."
November 1, 2017
Dino is the new boss at Nuneaton
Former Rovers striker Dino Maamria has been named as the new manager at Nuneaton Town. He had joined the club ahead of last weekend's game as a last minute call-up to 'help out', but has now signed a contract and replaces Tommy Wright, who has left to become the new manager at Darlington.
Maamria commented to the Coventry Telegraph: "I was keen to sign and wanted to get involved as soon as I could. It is full-time, working for a chairman who loves the game, I was delighted to sign. I can see the potential here, I've seen the players, I think the hours we do, plus the squad we have got should see us go far. I have had the chance to get back into football since I left the caretaker role at Newport County, but this is the job that got me interested.
“I cannot wait to get started."