It’s back! We can all breathe a sigh of relief as Doncaster Rovers kick off their season back in League One to Gillingham this Saturday.
After signing for Rovers back in June 2017, Alex Kiwomya hasn’t been able to play a game since after picking up an injury after completing his medical but has since had an injury that Ferguson revealed could have even ended his playing career, but Ferguson himself is confident he’ll be able to be back in a Rovers shirt within two months. The issue Kiwomya has is that he’s got something called Guillain-barre syndrome which was described by Darren Ferguson as something that, “attacks the nervous system”.
Signing from Manchester City on Thursday, on loan, Rodney Kongolo, comes straight into Darren Ferguson’s plans for this weekend as he, “offers something a wee bit different [in the midfield area]”. He also stated that Kongolo can play in around three different midfield positions, with him playing on the right his best position.
Ferguson has also pinpointed Gillingham’s attacking duo Tom Eaves and Josh Parker as Rovers main threat, stating their pace as the potential areas that could damage Rovers.
The last time Rovers faced Gillingham at the Keepmoat was during the 2014/15 season where Rovers drew 2-2 with goals from Cameron Stewart and Andy Williams.
Predicted lineup v Gillingham
Lawlor; Blair, Alcock, Butler, Andrew; Kongolo, Whiteman, Rowe, Coppinger; Mandeville and Marquis.