A brief round up of local, regional and national newspapers regarding Saturday's game against Reading.
The Star: “At half time Rovers were three points and four places clear of the drop zone. Everything was going to plan. But there was to be a horrible sting in the tail - the sort Doncaster fans have become accustomed to at this level - as another refereeing decision turned this game completely on its head and turned out to be the springboard for Rovers’ fourth straight home defeat.”
Yorkshire Post: “Twelve months to the day since the joy of clinching promotion in the most remarkable fashion at Brentford’s Griffin Park, Doncaster Rovers experienced the flipside of football as Reading came from behind to strike a potentially fatal blow to the survival hopes of Paul Dickov’s men.”
Getreading.co.uk: “There hasn't been a team Reading have enjoyed playing more than Doncaster over the years. In the past 12 meetings they have won 10 and drawn two, you have to go back to 1984 for the last time Rovers came out on top, a 4-1 success at Elm Park in the old Division 3. But with so much on line for both teams today, that all went out the window and it was the hosts, fighting for their lives to avoid relegation, who started the quicker…”
Daily Star: “Doncaster are a point clear of the drop but third-bottom Birmingham have two games left. And Paul Dickov's side face their toughest test of the season on Saturday at champions Leicester. He groaned: "We went a little gung-ho after they had equalised - a point might not have been a bad result as it happens.
"My old club won't be doing us any favours but I'm still confident we can avoid going down.
"Whatever happens, we'll go there and give it all we've got because we can't rely on other results going our way."