Doncaster Rovers 0 Northampton Town 0 - player ratings

Doncaster Rovers played out a drab 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened Northampton Town.
VERSATILE: Reece James played left wing, central midfield and left-backVERSATILE: Reece James played left wing, central midfield and left-back
VERSATILE: Reece James played left wing, central midfield and left-back

It was a flat display from the hosts, who lacked a spark and were fortunate not to be beaten.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner assesses how they played, man for man.

Louis Jones – had little to do 6

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Brad Halliday – did his job defensively but offered little going forward 6

Joe Wright – the best of the Doncaster defenders, he played a couple of good long passes in the first half 7

Tom Anderson – solid as ever at the back 6

Cameron John – struggled a little before his withdrawal but by no means the only one in a poor first half 5

Matt Smith – whether it was because he had company or not, the midfielder was probably more of an influence in the opening 45 minutes 6

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Scott Robertson – unable to have much impact before injury struck 5

Jason Lokilo – an ineffective display 5

Elliot Simoes – failed to justify his recall 5

Reece James – played three positions and was probably best at holding midfield 7

Fejiri Okenabirhie – having a centre-forward fit was a bonus but he did not have a big impact 6.


Taylor Richards (for Robertson, 27) – showed some quality on the ball 7

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James Coppinger (for John, 46) – added a spark but unable to put his chances away 7

Madger Gomes (for Smith, 72) – came on as a holding midfielder 5.

Not used: Balcombe, Amos, Greaves, Horton.

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