After a deflating draw on Saturday, Darren Ferguson looks to motivate his players up for a quick turnaround, for the visit of Shaun Derrys’, Cambridge United.
Doncaster last faced Cambridge in the FA cup in December 2015, in a 3-1 victory, which saw Fergusons’ team through to the third round.
Goals from Mitchell Lund and a double from Conor Grant helped Rovers on their way, but without Conor Grant this time round, who could help us with the goals this time?
Well, John Marquis has come very close in last few games, and I would hope that on a Tuesday night under the floodlights, that Marquis will shine, and finally get his goal that he deserves.
Andy Williams may lose his place, after Ferguson seems to be losing patience with the 30 year-old, after he missed two game-changing shots on Saturday, and Liam Mandeville could be the guy to step in his place.
Mandeville has come on as a substitute during the last three games for Rovers, and has impressed on each occasion, even scoring a goal, so could this be the time for the 19 year-old to shine – I hope so!
I also think that Riccardo Calder, doesn’t look good enough playing at LWB, so I’d favour someone, such as Cedric Evina to take his place for this game.
Darren Ferguson will also have a dilemma for his back 3 or 4, because on-loan defender, Niall Mason, has been ruled out for the match, after picking up an injury during Saturday’s match, but youngster, Tyler Garrett could be his replacement after a good performance in last two games that he has been brought on.
Ferguson has confirmed that McSheffrey and Baudry are out for at least another three or four games, but didn’t mention Keegan, which could indicate he could be on the verge of a return, so one silver lining to our form at the moment, is that we’re very close to getting our squad fit again.
Predicted lineup v Cambridge
Etheridge; Wright, Butler, Garrett; Blair, Coppinger, Rowe, Houghton, Evina; Marquis and Williams.