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Rowe reveals play-off belief of squad

22 April 2019

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Captain Tommy Rowe says there is a real belief among the Rovers players that they can secure a place in the end of season play-offs.

The midfielder revealed a top-six spot has been firmly on the radar of everyone at the club since the start of pre-season - even though few people outside of the club gave Rovers much hope of being in the promotion mix.

Rowe said: "Early on in the season not many people thought we could get into the play-offs, so we had to have a deep belief within the group.

"It doesn't matter who is playing, we have people who can play in all positions and we've got very good players on the bench who will look to take their chances. That competition has been driving us on all season.

"It's a pleasure to play in this team at this moment with the quality that we have, we work really hard and that gets us the results. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to improve in training and we have a belief that we can achieve big things."

Rowe and his team-mates will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Accrington Stanley on Tuesday evening in order to bolster their play-off ambitions, while Stanley need three points so they can take another step clear of relegation.

Rovers' home form is one of the best in the league and with two home games left, that form could prove decisive.

Rowe added; "It's difficult to put your finger on why our home form has been so good. We're comfortable at home, the fans are great and it gives you a real desire to get the performance and the win.

"We'll try and keep up our home form and pick our confidence back up after the defeat on Friday. We'll have to come out of the blocks quickly, as we did when we went on that winning run of four games. That has been the key to our success, taking the game to teams. It's hard to live with us when we're at our best so hopefully we can do that against Accrington.

"I'll try and stay away from other results, but that will be difficult with most teams playing on Monday and us playing on Tuesday. It doesn't really matter if we know other team's results before we play, as long as we're focused come kick off, and I'm sure we will be."

Tickets for Rovers' next Sky Bet League One home game against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday April 23 are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office. Purchase yours now by either visiting the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.


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