Rovers have resolve to put things right

BRIAN FLYNN insists Doncaster Rovers’ determination to succeed in their promotion drive has been hardened following their recent mini-slump, writes Leon Wobschall.

Rovers head into tonight’s televised encounter at the Broadfield Stadium on the back of a worrying return of just one point from their last three League One matches – a midweek home draw with MK Dons sandwiched between losses to Walsall and Bury.

Despite the blip, Flynn – strongly linked with a loan move for Sheffield Wednesday’s out-of-favour striker Gary Madine – says it has been business as usual on the training ground, although he has detected a renewed and hardened resolve to put things right in the wake of some indifferent results.

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He said: “I have not seen any change in the mood in the camp, it has been fine.

“The only difference is there is probably more determination to make sure we get things right.

“There has always been plenty of determination from this group, but I would probably say more so after the recent results.”

Rovers must make do without forward Chris Brown, who could be out for up to two months with damaged knee ligaments, the injury sustained in the 2-1 home defeat to Walsall.

Iain Hume is also sidelined and David Syers is still struggling with an ankle problem. Fellow midfielder Paul Keegan is also a doubt after missing the MK Dons game with a dead leg.

Last six games: Crawley LDLLWL, Doncaster DLLWWW.

Last time: Teams have never met at Crawley.

Referee: A D’Urso (Billericay).