Peterborough United v Doncaster Rovers - Posh’s potential highlights how far Rovers have tumbled

Omar Bogle, left, could be back for Doncaster Rovers (Picture: PA)Omar Bogle, left, could be back for Doncaster Rovers (Picture: PA)
Omar Bogle, left, could be back for Doncaster Rovers (Picture: PA)
DONCASTER ROVERS would be forgiven for muttering the ‘if-only’s’ when they take the field at London Road tonight.

Back in early February, a late-season double-header with Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough had the portents to be significant in the club’s season with Rovers then in the mix for automatic promotion, let alone the play-offs.

Rovers have sadly dropped like a stone since, while Posh have maintained a lofty position.

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Win tonight and the hosts will seal automatic promotion and accompany Hull to the second tier.

Peterborough could also go up with a draw if Lincoln City fail to win at Shrewsbury.

Rovers have purely pride to play for against a side led by a former Doncaster manager. The current one in Andy Butler wants to see some more renewed battling qualities this evening, after being critical of his players in that regard during their recent slide.

Butler, who welcomes back Omar Bogle tonight, said: “We have to concentrate on ourselves and do the basics right and compete across the pitch.

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“If you have a one-v-one battle with your opponent, you must win it. Peterborough are an excellent side and Darren has done an incredible job with them. I am really pleased for Darren, but I have to focus on my side and getting the correct response after another disappointing result against Fleetwood”.

Rovers winger Jon Taylor has signed a new three-year deal, while interim boss Butler has admitted that the uncertainty surrounding who will be the club’s permanent manager next season could be a factor in some players’ futures remaining unresolved.

Last six games: Peterborough WDWWLW; Doncaster LLLWLL.

Referee: S Oldham (Lancashire).

Last time: Peterborough 0 Doncaster 3, December 26, 2019; League One.

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