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Looking at League One part two

3 August 2018

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Looking at: Oxford United

Ground: Kassam Stadium

Capacity: 12,500

Manager: Karl Robinson

Star Man: James Henry – won the League One title with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2014, scoring 10 goals along the way

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 148 miles

Last season: 16th 


Rovers wins: 4

Draws: 4

Oxford wins: 8

Last match: Rovers 0-1 Oxford United (April 21 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday December 22 2018

Away: Saturday April 27 2019


Looking at: Peterborough United

Ground: ABAX Stadium

Capacity: 14,084

Manager: Steve Evans

Star Man: Marcus Maddison - Was one of the stand out players for the Posh alongside former team-mate Jack Marriott during the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One season 

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 87 miles

Last season: 9th 


Rovers wins: 13

Draws: 10

Peterborough wins: 18

Last match: Peterborough United 1-1 Rovers (January 1 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday February 9 2019

Away: Saturday September 1 2018


Looking at: Plymouth Argyle


Ground: Home Park

Capacity: 12,500 (currently reduced due to redevelopment)

Manager: Derek Adams

Star Man: Graham Carey – 28 goals in his last two seasons from midfield as he led the Pilgrims charge towards the play-off places last year

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 296 miles

Last season: 7th 


Rovers wins: 14

Draws: 14

Southend wins: 12

Last match: Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle (January 13 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday April 13 2019

Away: Saturday September 29 2018


Looking at: Portsmouth

Ground: Fratton Park

Capacity: 20,190

Manager: Kenny Jackett

Star Man: Brett Pitman – 24 goals for the Pompey captain in 38 games in League One last season

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 233 miles

Last season: 8th 


Rovers wins: 6

Draws: 4

Portsmouth wins: 10

Last match: Portsmouth 2-2 Rovers (February 3 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday August 25 2018

Away: Saturday February 2 2019


Looking at: Rochdale

Ground: Crown Oil Arena

Capacity: 10,249

Manager: Keith Hill

Star Man: Joe Thompson – Midfielder bravely returned after beating cancer to score the winner on the final day of last season, keeping Rochdale in League One

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 65 miles

Last season: 20th 


Rovers wins: 54

Draws: 19

Rochdale wins: 38

Last match: Rovers 0-1 Rochdale (January 6 2018, FA Cup third round)

When do we play: 

Home: Tuesday January 1 2019 (New Year’s Day)

Away: Saturday October 13 2018


Looking at: Scunthorpe United

Ground: Glanford Park

Capacity: 9,088

Manager: Nick Daws

Star Man: Josh Morris – scored 10 times in League One last season from midfield as he guided the Iron to the play-offs

Distance from Keepmoat Satdium: 27 miles

Last season: 5th 


Rovers wins: 26

Draws: 22

Scunthorpe wins: 20

Last match: Scunthorpe United 1-1 Rovers (January 23 2018, League One) 

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday December 15 2018

Away: Saturday February 23 2019


Looking at: Shrewsbury Town

Ground: Montgomery Waters Meadow

Capacity: 9,875

Manager: John Askey

Star Man: Stefan Payne – scored 11 goals in League One last term, helping the Shrews to finish third before losing out in the play-off final to Rotherham United in May

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 116 miles

Last season: 3rd


Rovers wins: 8

Draws: 8 

Shrewsbury wins: 12

Last match: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Rovers (January 20 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Tuesday August 21 2018

Away: Saturday January 26 2019


Looking at: Southend United

Ground: Roots Hall

Capacity: 12,392

Manager: Chris Powell

Star Man: Michael Kightly – former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley man has been promoted to the Premier League three times in his career, and he scored on his second debut for the Shrimpers on the opening day of last season in a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 187 miles

Last season: 10th


Rovers wins: 15

Draws: 7

Southend wins: 13

Last match: Southend United 0-0 Rovers (March 10 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday January 5 2019

Away: Saturday August 4 2018 (Opening day)


Looking at: Sunderland

Ground: Stadium of Light

Capacity: 49,000

Manager: Jack Ross

Star Man: Charlie Wyke - Signed for the Black Cats in the summer transfer window of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One campaign from Bradford City for an undisclosed fee.

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 112 miles

Last season: 24th in the Sky Bet Championship (relegated)


Rovers wins: 2

Draws: 0 

Sunderland wins: 2

Last match: Rovers 1-0 Sunderland (October 3 2018, Checkatrade Trophy) 

When do we play: 

Home: Tuesday October 23 2018

Away: Friday April 19 2019 (Good Friday)


Looking at: Walsall

Ground: Banks’s Stadium

Capacity: 11,300

Manager: Dean Keates

Star Man: Joe Edwards – seven goals in 30 games for the Saddlers last season, scoring twice against Rovers in February

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 93 miles

Last season: 19th 


Rovers wins: 21

Draws: 9

Walsall wins: 32

Last match: Walsall 4-2 Rovers (February 13 2018, League One)

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday March 30 2019

Away: Saturday September 15 2018


Looking at: Wycombe Wanderers

Ground: Adams Park

Capacity: 9,617

Manager: Gareth Ainsworth

Star Man: Adebayo Akinfenwa – Former Rovers striker scored 17 goals last season as he helped the Chairboys to promotion from League Two, being nominated for the divisional Player of the Year award in the process

Distance from Keepmoat Stadium: 165 miles

Last season: 3rd in Sky Bet League Two (promoted)


Rovers wins: 0

Draws: 2

Wycombe wins: 3

Last match: Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Rovers (April 22 2017, League Two) 

When do we play: 

Home: Saturday August 11 2018

Away: Saturday January 12 2019

Rovers kick-off their Sky Bet League One campaign at Southend United on Saturday August 4, before their first home outing against Wycombe Wanderers the following Saturday.

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