PREVIEW: Doncaster Rovers vs Mansfield Town

Written by Ailish Douglas

Doncaster Rovers will be out for revenge in their second round FA cup fixture vs Mansfield Town on Saturday, following their defeat at the hands of Crewe Alexandra on Wednesday in the Papa Johns Trophy.

Manager-less Doncaster have been on a woeful run of form this season, with only 13 points to their name so far.

On Thursday afternoon, they sacked their former player and manager, Richie Wellens, after just 199 days at the club.

In a statement, they wrote: “Doncaster Rovers can confirm that Richie Wellens has left the club with immediate effect. We would like to thank Richie for his efforts while with Rovers, and wish him well for the future.”

With just one league victory since 16 October, the Rovers currently sit 23rd in the third tier. All but one of their points this season have come at the Keepmoat Stadium, and they have only counted three wins since the season began. 

Currently 15th in the fourth tier, Mansfield Town have racked up four wins in their last five games, and are one of the on-form sides in League two.

However, their away form this season has failed to impress, with only two wins so far on the road. 

Manager Nigel Clough will surely be hoping for a cup upset this weekend, but could Wellens’ sacking give Rovers the ‘new manager bounce’? Only time will tell. 

Written by Ailish Douglas

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