How March Madness proved costly for Doncaster Rovers
Five points from safety with just four matches to go, the situation looks bleak but if Doncaster could follow last week’s win over Crewe Alexandra with another at home to Bolton Wanderers tomorrow, they will give themselves a glimmer of hope.
“There was definite progress being made before a disappointing March really killed us and made us assess things,” said McSheffrey, given the job on a caretaker basis at the start of December, and permanently at the end of that month.
“The last couple (of games) we’ve gained a bit of momentum in terms of performance level and the result at the weekend.
“We got some really good wins in Feb and the end of Jan in a really difficult programme of games, and the programme in March where you actually think we can pick some points up, we’ve played two good halves of football in the month and not scored a goal.
“But it’s gone and all we can focus on is the positives we taken from the last couple of games and hopefully take that into the rest of the season.”
Right-back Kyle Knoyle had recovered from cramp but a couple of un-named players have sat out training this week. McSheffrey says the biggest sign of progress would be if the same XI started the final four games.