After a deserving 1-0 win at the Keepmoat on Tuesday night against Cambridge United, Rovers look to get some momentum going, by earning a second consecutive victory v Cheltenham this Saturday.
Not a lot went wrong for Rovers on Tuesday, so it’s hard to pick areas for them to improve on, but one for sure is how clinical we are the box.
The amount of shots we had on goal (and shots that realistically we should’ve taken), we should’ve arguably won by more than one goal.
If we can make sure that we are clinical in the box, and perform like we did on Tuesday night, then I for one will be even more optimistic for the rest of the season – but it’s all down to consistency now.
Ferguson still has the same dilemma to face regarding goalkeepers, after rotating Marosi and Etheridge for the past four games, but I think he’ll stick with Marosi for this game, as he said that he wants to take Etheridge out of the firing line for a while.
Personally, I do think Marosi is worth a shot for the next game, because he’s kept a clean sheet and has been at the club for just over 2 years.
Ferguson also switched from 3-5-2 to 4-4-2 when we earned our first three points of the season, so I would like to think he’ll stick with the 4-4-2, because it was the best that we’ve played so far this season, and with Blair and Evina charging down the wings, we looked like a massive threat!
Last time we faced Cheltenham was in 2008/09 season when we beat them 3-0 in the FA cup, and last time we faced them in the league they beat us 2-1 just a year prior to the FA cup victory, so I hope that we have more of the result like we had in the FA cup this time round.
Cheltenham have also had a very good start this season, since their return to the football league, under a very good manager in, Gary Johnson.
They can’t be taken lightly, and it’s going to be a tough match, because they’ll still have the momentum from promotion. They’re also undefeated in their first three games of season, drawing all three of them, so hopefully we can be the team to give them their first loss of the season!
Predicted lineup v Cheltenham:
Marosi; Lund, Wright, Butler, Evina; Blair, Houghton, Coppinger, Rowe; Marquis and Williams.