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PREVIEW | Rovers vs Fleetwood Town

23 April 2021

Rovers will be looking to get back to winning ways against Fleetwood Town at the Keepmoat Stadium this weekend.

Andy Butler’s side were beaten 2-1 at Accrington Stanley in their last Sky Bet League One outing, after a late penalty from Dion Charles at the Wham Stadium. 

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23 April 2021

Fleetwood’s recent form 

The Cod Army have won two of their past six league games stretching back to a 2-0 home defeat to Swindon Town on March 20. They were then beaten by promotion chasing Peterborough United at Highbury, before getting back to winning ways with three points at AFC Wimbledon.


The man in charge 

Simon Grayson was appointed as Fleetwood head coach at the end of January, replacing Joey Barton in the role. Grayson has a wealth of experience at Sky Bet League One level, winning promotion from this level with four different clubs – Blackpool, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.  

He has also managed Sunderland and Bradford City in more recent times, and also returned to Blackpool for a short spell in 2019. Since taking over, Grayson has been in charge of 17 games, winning seven, drawing four and losing six, giving him an overall win percentage of 41.2%. 


Ones to watch 

Danny Andrew   

Someone who is well known to Rovers fans, Andrew spent two seasons with the club before joining Fleetwood in the summer of 2019.   

Having joined Rovers from Grimsby Town, Andrew’s first season was ended early after he suffered a knee injury following just a handful of appearances. His second one though proved to be much more successful, as he played a key role in Grant McCann’s side securing a place in the play-offs. Andrew then returned to Highbury for a second spell, and was instrumental in helping his new club achieve a top six finish. 


Callum Camps   

The creative midfielder joined Fleetwood in the summer after his seven-year stay with fellow Sky Bet League One side Rochdale came to an end. Having come through the youth system at the Crown Oil Arena, Camps made 240 appearances for the club before heading for pastures new.   

He has had a solid first season at Highbury, scoring 11 goals from midfield so far and becoming a key part of the starting XI. 


Barrie McKay 

The Scottish forward started his career at Rangers and made more than 150 for the club before a move south of the border to join Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest. He spent just a year at the City Ground though before a move to Swansea City, where he featured mainly as a substitute. He joined Fleetwood on loan midway through last season, and returned for a second spell at Highbury in September. 


Last time out 

Fleetwood ran out 3-1 winners when the two sides last met back in February. Jason Lokilo had given Rovers an early lead, before second-half goals from Kyle Vassell, Paddy Madden and Danny Andrew turned the game on its head. 


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