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Dean: ‘We Have To Stop Them Playing’

26 September 2012

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Rovers travel to Carrow Road tonight to face Norwich, in the 3rd Round of the Capital One Cup, a side desperate for a positive result after a difficult start to their League campaign.

After coming through the first two rounds in dramatic fashion, Rovers now face a tough task against Chris Houghton’s Canaries who will be looking to kick start their season.

Manager Dean Saunders, a winner in the competition with Aston Villa, believes that his players will have to be at their best to defeat a side littered with talented Premier League players.

‘There’s two ways of looking at this game; the first thinking we are playing a Premier League club tonight and we could get hammered, the other way of looking at it is that playing against a top flight team is what we won the previous round for - if we can beat these what a result it would be!

‘I’ve told the players that we have got through two rounds and if we can get through tonight we might get a game against a top team and be live on TV which would be great for everybody in Doncaster as well as them.

‘If we play well and Norwich do too they will win the game so we have to stop them playing well and make sure we play to the best of our ability.’

The Rovers squad will remain in the south after the game to ensure the best possible preparation for Saturday’s League fixture against Leyton Orient.

‘We’ve decided to stay down after the Norwich game otherwise we would be getting back to Doncaster in the early hours of Thursday morning and going back again on Friday. 

‘It will allow us to get up on Thursday morning and do a recovery session in the swimming pool and it also means I can control what the players eat and drink for four days.’ 

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