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Coming into last Saturday’s encounter with MK Dons on a run of five straight league defeats, Doncaster were not expected to take anything home from their visit to a club contending for Championship football.
However, Gary McSheffrey‘s men upset the odds – and clawed themselves a little closer to some of their relegation rivals – despite withstanding significant pressure and giving up 75% of the ball; Joe Dodoo‘s first-half strike ultimately proving enough to steal all three points.
After halting a losing streak dating back to the end of last year – started by a 3-0 home reverse to Sunderland and also featuring a heart-wrenching 4-3 loss against Morecambe having lead by three goals – Rovers will now target their first home victory since beating Shrewsbury in early December.
The Reds may have already conceded nearly a half-century of goals in League One this term, but can glean confidence from a brave defensive performance in Milton Keynes, which earned them a precious clean sheet.
McSheffrey has outlined a new approach to his side’s survival fight in recent weeks, though results had been slow to follow, and a commitment to a direct style and ceaseless workrate may help the South Yorkshire side defy their lowly status to topple Plymouth this weekend.
With a depleted squad of late, Plymouth included rookie midfielder Will Jenkins-Davies on the bench at Fleetwood, but Steven Schumacher could have a pair of regulars back in action on Saturday.
Ryan Hardie, who has missed the last three matches with a shoulder problem, and Jordan Houghton (ankle) should be available for Doncaster’s visit, after the latter was ruled out in midweek having picked up his injury during the defeat to Lincoln.
Meanwhile, Macaulay Gillesphey was forced off on Tuesday due to a hamstring issue and his fitness will be assessed before the game. However, Danny Mayor (back) is set to remain sidelined for the visitors, who also have long-term knee injury victims Brendan Galloway and George Cooper out of commission.
The hosts could feature recent signing Adam Clayton, who left Birmingham City by mutual consent in November and has agreed a short-term deal to aid Doncaster’s fight for survival.
Following a resolute showing at the heart of the back four last weekend, Ollie Younger left the pitch with his head bandaged, but is still expected to be available to Gary McSheffrey.
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Following his crucial strike at MK Dons, industrious striker Joe Dodoo will hope to continue his upturn as he leads the hosts’ line once again. He should be supported by Kieran Agard, who moved from Plymouth on a free transfer earlier this month.
Doncaster Rovers possible starting lineup:
Jones; Knoyle, Younger, Olowu, Horton; Smith, Galbraith, Rowe; Agard, Dodoo, Bogle
Plymouth Argyle possible starting lineup:
Cooper; Wilson, Scarr, Crichlow; Edwards, Randell, Camara, Broom, Grant; Hardie, Jephcott