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Strachan expecting entertaining game

19 April 2018

Assistant manager Gavin Strachan is looking forward to an entertaining game against Oxford United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

This will be the third time this season that Strachan has come up against a side managed by Karl Robinson, and he says the U’s have strengths all over the field.

“We have come up against Karl Robinson’s sides a few times this season, there is usually a clear identity to how they have played, and they have played a little differently of late,” he said.

“They are a team that are full of energy, and they have two very strong strikers, if he chooses to use them, and they have good experience and strength at the back.

“It has all the ingredients to be an exciting game, and hopefully it is, but I hope that we can make better decisions on the day, than what we did against Bury on Tuesday.”

Oxford are four points above the League One drop zone with three games left to play, and Strachan says at this point in the season there is always a lot to play for.

“More often than not at this point of the season we seem to play against teams who are fighting against relegation, we have dealt with that kind of pressure well in the MK Dons game,” he added.

“We are in a really good spell of form at this moment in time and my message to the players would be just to embrace the challenges that we have coming up, because everyone has something to play for.

“Whether it is for a place in the team now and next season, new contracts for next season, young players trying to get their foot in the door, we do give opportunities to people and they have to take them when they come.”

Rovers face Oxford United on Saturday April 21 at the Keepmoat Stadium, get your tickets for the game now from the Club Doncaster Box Office by calling 01302 762 576 or online at

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