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Doncaster manager Danny Schofield looking to get the fans on side when they host Bradford City this Saturday

Doncaster will be looking to bounce back from last week’s 2-0 defeat to Sutton United when they host Bradford City this Saturday at the Eco-Power Stadium in what will be an intriguing Yorkshire derby.

But putting that result aside, the Rovers have been in decent form recently, as they previously won three games on the bounce, so will be hoping to get back to winning ways quickly.

Doncaster manager, Danny Schofield, talked about the importance of playing in a Yorkshire derby and thinks if there is an “energy” from the home fans then that gives the players a boost.

In terms of league standing, both teams sit just outside the play-off positions, with Doncaster in 10th place and Bradford sitting just above them in eighth. Schofield emphasised the importance of this game as he said “we want to be in that play-off area” come the end of the campaign.

And this weekend could be the perfect time to play Bradford as they have just come off the back of a 1-0 defeat at home to Barrow. However, this could make it harder for Doncaster because Bradford will be eager to prove the doubters wrong.

Doncaster Rovers central midfielder, Harrison Biggins, also spoke about how his team have done so far this campaign, saying: “We’ve had a lot of inconsistency throughout the season, so that’s something we need to work on.” But he did bring some positivity about his squad: “We’ve had some really good performances this season.”

Biggins also said that it is “up to us to make a real statement” when they play Bradford this Saturday at 3pm and Schofield said that it is “going to be a very competitive game” and will provide a “different challenge” to Sutton last weekend.

Doncaster are in good home form at the moment though, winning their last two games without conceding a goal in either of the games and the last time that they won three on the bounce at home without conceding was in December 2009 when they were playing in the Championship.

In the reverse fixture at the Valley Parade Stadium on 30th July 2022, the two sides played out a goalless draw, with both sides having a player sent off, so the repeat fixture could be a feisty one.

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