Rovers get back to league action on Saturday at table topping Yeovil Town following their sensational Capital One Cup exploits on Tuesday night against Hull City
The 3-2 victory – in which Dean Saunders’ side came back from 2-0 down after ten minutes – was lauded as ‘magnificent’ by the Welshman and should act as the perfect preparation for the tough looking 500 mile round trip to Somerset.
The handily placed Glovers, who were knocked out of the Cup on Tuesday – losing 4-2 to Premier League West Bromwich Albion – are currently managed by Gary Johnson, in his second spell in charge at Huish Park following a four year stint in the early 2000’s before leaving in 2005 to manage Bristol City. Spells at Peterborough United and Northampton Town also followed, before the Londoner returned to his old haunt.
Meetings between the two sides only date back fourteen years, but the clubs have already encountered each other on no less than 20 occasions in all competitions during which the former ‘Football Conference’ rivals have enjoyed some hard fought encounters.
Ex-Rovers goalscoring hero James Hayter, famed for his League 1 play-off final winning header at Wembley against Leeds United, moved to the West Country outfit during the summer and seems to have settled well by netting twice already.
Centre half Byron Webster, who made 12 appearances in Rovers colours, also features among the Glovers ranks, having followed Johnson from Northampton Town.
Other notable players at Johnson’s disposal include Richard Hinds and Rueben Reid, who have both scored three goals already this term and have played for south Yorkshire clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United respectively.
Last meeting – 21/03/08, League 1, Huish Park:
Yeovil 2 (Skiverton (22), Owusu (31))
Doncaster 1 (Heffernan (73))
Attendance – 6146
Head to head at Yeovil: Glovers 4, Rovers 4, Draws 2.
Generally remaining dry and often rather cloudy throughout the day, some bright or sunny spells are possible at times.
M1: Delays expected between junctions 24 and 23A at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane.
M5: Delays of up to 15 minutes between junctions 15 and 17 at peak times due to roadworks.
Coverage of Yeovil Town v Doncaster Rovers in npower League 1 on Saturday 1st September 2012 from Huish Park, Yeovil, will be live and exclusive on Rovers Player with Paul Goodwin and Tom Biltcliffe from 2:45pm. Don’t miss a kick!