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LEAGUE ONE INSIGHT: Doncaster Rovers

24 June 2015

In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the 23 other teams in Sky Bet League One this season.

Doncaster Rovers

Nickname: 
Rovers

Founded: 
1879

Ground: 
Keepmoat Stadium

Capacity: 
15,231

League position last season: 
13th - Sky Bet League One

2014/15 top goalscorer: 
Nathan Tyson (13)

Manager: 
Paul Dickov - The 42-year-old is about to embark his third season in charge of Doncaster Rovers.

The former Scottish international was in charge of Latics for three years between 2010 and 2013.

Dickov led Latics to FA Cup glory in 2013, beating Liverpool 3-2 in the fourth round of the competition.

However, days after that game he was relieved of his duties and linked up with Doncaster Rovers at the end of the season.

Dickov suffered relegation in his first season in charge with Rovers and last season guided the club to 13th in Sky Bet League One.

He enjoyed an illustrious playing career, serving Manchester City for eight years over two spells, scoring 35 goals in over 150 games.

Dickov had further spells in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City and Arsenal.

He will be aiming for a position back in the Sky Bet Championship this season and the bookies have priced them at 5/1 to gain promotion.

Key player:
Andy Williams - The striker joined the ranks at Doncaster this summer after signing from Swindon Town.

Williams notched over 20 goals for the Robins last season and became Dickov's second signing of the summer.

He finished second top goalscorer in the division behind Preston North End striker Joe Garner.

Williams started his career with Hereford before making the move to Bristol Rovers.

After scoring eight goals for them, he joined Yeovil Town where he scored 22 goals in 72 appearances.

Head-to-head:
The history books show that Latics have played Doncaster Rovers 40 times in all competitions, winning eight and losing 17.

In the three fixtures between the two last season, Latics beat Doncaster 2-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium after Jonathan Forte's penalty helped seal the win.

The FA Cup clash at SportsDirect.com Park ended in a 1-0 victory for the visitors and the reverse league game ended in a 2-2 draw. 

Sky Bet League One odds:
Win outright: 28/1
Promotion: 5/1
Relegation: 6/1

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