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May disappointed with result

22 April 2018

Alfie May believes Rovers were unlucky to suffer defeat at the hands of Oxford United in Sky Bet League One.

James Henry’s second half header was enough for the U’s to take all three points at the Keepmoat Stadium, but May feels Rovers were the better side and were unfortunate not to take anything away from the game.

“It was a tough 90 minutes, the weather didn’t help things but it’s a shame we didn’t come away with three points because we’ve had some great chances and we feel that we’ve been the better team,” he said.

“Their keeper was on fire this afternoon, from start to finish he made some very good saves and kept them in the game to be honest, and it’s a shame for all of us that they’ve then gone on and won the game.

“After a few opportunities the thought creeps in that it just won’t be our day, I had a good chance against their keeper in the first half and it’s hit his legs and gone away, and when he gets it right in front of him you just know it’s not your day.”

Rovers will now look to return to winning ways on Tuesday night as they host promotion chasing Blackburn Rovers, and May says they’ll be looking to spoil the visitors’ chances of promotion.

“We treat every game the same and we want three points from every single league game, there is no let up from us, we want to be pushing on to try and get into that top half at the end of the season,” May added.

“We don’t take a step back now, we need to keep taking steps forward and we will look to beat Blackburn and Wigan here, they’re massive games against two big teams, we want to stop them from doing what they want to achieve, and we will put a real fight up.

“Everyone is playing for something that we play now, Oxford today have been fighting for their lives recently, the games ahead won’t be easy, we have games coming up against teams that want to get into the Championship, it won’t be easy, but we’ll be working hard.”

 Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday April 24, you can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at

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