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Marquis wants three points at Portsmouth

2 February 2018

John Marquis says Rovers will need to keep the Fratton Park crowd quiet if they are to earn a positive result against Portstmouth this weekend.

The former Pompey loanee believes his side have what it takes to take all three points on their trip to the south coast in Sky Bet League One. 

He said: "We've beaten them three times over the past couple of years and we know a lot about their strengths and weaknesses, but the game this weekend will be there on its own merit.

"Starting the game well is key to getting a good result there, the fans are very vocal and if we can keep them quiet and manage the game then it will go a long way to us picking up a result.

"It's always important to try and get an early goal but more so in the three games against them because it's always worked out that we've got ourselves in front early on." 

Marquis is looking to add to the three goals he scored in two games against Portsmouth last season, against a manager he knows very well.

He added: "I've got quite a good record of scoring against my old clubs so I'm hoping I can continue that, hopefully we go down there and get three points away from home.

"I know Kenny Jackett very well, he gave me my debut at Millwall so I owe a lot to him, he gave me a foundation to build from and my personality is a reflection on what he taught me.

"I didn't play against them season due to suspension, so I want to add to the goals I got against them last season. I've always got a spring in my step but the goal against Bristol Rovers has given me a boost."

Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Charlton Athletic on Saturday February 10. You can buy your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at

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