Midfielder calls for players to go right until the last.Doncaster Rovers are prepared to go to the bitter end, according to midfielder Richard Chaplow, ahead of tonight’s JPT tie at York City.
Rovers scraped past the League 2 outfit in last season’s Capital One Cup first round thanks to Harry Forrester’s injury time winner and, fresh from his 91st minute goal at the weekend, Chaplow is well placed to talk about going the extra mile.
“It shows great commitment and spirit from the boys. I thought we controlled the game against Swindon for large parts, maybe not so much against Barnsley – it was a little bit more 50/50 in terms of possession – with it being a local derby and what comes with it but we always looked sharp up top,” he said.
“I came to the football club to try and help out in that (goalscoring) department and try to have it in my game – get in the box and get forward – and it fell nicely for me and I tucked it away at the near stick and hopefully there’s more of those to come.”
While Chaplow lauded the efforts to preserve a positive home record, Rovers will need to notch their first away win of the campaign to progress past the Minstermen.
“We have belief in ourselves,” he said.
“We’re not happy with how the season started and we’ve been working really hard to put that right.
“I think in the last two or three games, we’ve shown little signs of clicking and now we’ve gone back to back games with decent performances – 4 points from 6 – and we’re still unbeaten at home which is a record to consider.
“I think the squad is probably looking as strong as it has done all season. We’ve got everyone back from injury and looking forward to it.”