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What the Papers Say

28 October 2014

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A brief summary of news angles focussing on Saturday's draw with MK Dons.

Yorkshire Post - "Doncaster Rovers produced a first clean sheet in six league games and avoided a third consecutive loss to thwart high-flying MK Dons in a goalless stalemate.
The visitors enjoyed the majority of the possession and went closest to breaking the deadlock.
But Rovers – led superbly by new loan signing Andy Butler – produced a much-improved defensive display and their resilience kept the visitors at bay."

Sheffield Star – Team of the Week - Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers): "Making his debut for Rovers after a loan move from Sheffield United, where he was frozen out, Butler brought strenghth and experience to his home town club’s defence and helped them to a hard-earned clean sheet against MK Dons."

Doncaster Free Press - "Rovers had rode their luck somewhat. But, on this occasion, they had earned that luck by putting a genuine shift in, a fact that did not go unrecognised by the home fans at the final whistle, who were on their feet to applaud the desire and effort of their team."

MK Web – Match Report - "MK Dons fought their way to a hard-earned League One point as they kept their third successive clean sheet at Doncaster - and they could have won it at the end.
It was a game that didn't deserve to be 0-0 as both teams played attacking football, and you sensed that there would be a goal going into the final ten minutes."

Vital MK Dons - "Karl Robinson admitted that he was 'slightly disappointed' that a win couldn't be gained, as we had the chances, but he was happy all in all with the point which he felt was 'a good point' with the cleansheet especially welcomed with an 8th cleansheet already this season secured when we managed only 12 in the whole of last season."

And how we reported it…. Both sides would have felt hard done by had they lost the match but the only surprise was that there weren’t any goals in a match that had plenty of opportunities.
It was much better defensively from Dickov’s side and Andy Butler on debut impressed at centre-back, despite picking up a first half booking.

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