Danny Schofield says Doncaster Rovers put entertainment second to winning
Like Wellens, Schofield believes cultured possession football is the best way to win football matches. Their sides meet at Brisbane Road on Saturday.
Wellens has been vindicated by the Os’ position on top of League Two. It is in stark contrast to last season at Rovers where he won just six of 26 matches with a deck he felt was stacked against him before being sacked.
Schofield has not found life at his hometown club a bed of roses either but three wins from four matches, putting them a point outside the play-off places, has raised hopes his methods are starting to pay off.
They have tried to do it by getting the ball down and playing, but Schofield would rather win than entertain.
"We're in an entertainment business but the most important thing from my point of view is we feel the way we play can win games, that's our focus,” he says.
"We believe the way we try and do it is the way and if that's enjoyed at the same time as the results and performance, it's important to me but I'm not too sure externally how important it is."
Since being booed off after defeat at Tranmere Rovers they have claimed consecutive wins.
"It's a demanding profession and you can learn so much about yourself,” he says. "When the lads reflect on their own performances and behaviours they can be quite proud of their reaction."
Referee: A Young (Swindon)
Last time: Leyton Orient 1 Doncaster Rovers 4, March 18, 2017, League Two.