Manager Darren Ferguson was impressed with the way youngster Alfie Beestin took his goal in Rovers’ 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League One.
The 20-year-old who signed from Tadcaster Albion in 2016, found the back of Remi Matthews’ net in the 37th minute of the game to hand him his first professional league goal, and Ferguson says that it was a great finish.
“It was a fantastic finish from the boy, a great finish, he was struggling a lot was Alfie after a knock early doors, we managed to get him back on the pitch and nurse him through till half-time,” said Ferguson.
“I thought he did really well, it was a great finish and a real bit of quality from him, it was exactly what we needed at the time.
“We were very comfortable in the first half and on another day John Marquis probably gives us the lead, he is working very hard at the moment and you have to appreciate that.”
Rovers head to second placed Shrewsbury Town next time out in Sky Bet League One, and Ferguson acknowledges that it will be a difficult game against the Salop.
“They are a good team, the one thing you have to do it match their work ethic, their manager has done a very good job and they will be at it and in your face early on,” said Ferguson.
“It was a tough game when they visited us last year, I think a draw would have been a right result in that game but they scored late on, and they do score a lot of late goals.
“Which is a testament to their team spirit, we will prepare as best as we can and they are a big team in this league and I hope we can go there and get a result.”
Bristol Rovers are the next visitors to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday 27 January, get your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576 or online and tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk