The Eco-Power Stadium hosts Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town this Saturday in their League Two clash. The hosts will be looking for their first win of the season whereas Swindon will be looking to close in on the Play-off places.
Doncaster sit rock bottom of League Two after five games. Rovers have one draw and four losses so far, leaving them on just one point, two points behind 23rd Sutton United. Along with this, Doncaster have the worst goal difference in the league with negative eight.
The Rovers’ four losses came against Harrogate Town, Newport County, Notts County and most recently MK Dons. Doncaster opened their season with a 1 - 0 loss to Harrogate thanks to a converted Jack Muldoon penalty. The next trip to Newport was a disappointing affair as Seb Palmer-Houlden, Will Evans and an own goal from Richard Wood gave Newport the 4 - 0 win. Macaulay Langstaff scored twice with another goal from Jodi Jones giving Notts County the 3 - 1 win despite Deji Sotona’s extra time goal. The most recent league loss was a 2 - 1 loss to MK Dons where Luke Molyneux scored in the second half but couldn’t spark a proper comeback. The singular point came in the 2 - 2 draw with Mansfield where Thomas Nixon and Joe Ironside scored for Rovers.
Doncaster faced Premier League Everton in the Second Round of the League Cup on Wednesday. Rovers took a shock lead through Ironside just before halftime. However, late goals from Beto and Arnaut Danjuma saved a potential embarrassment of Everton and prevented a giant killing by Doncaster.
Swindon, on the other hand, sit in the top half of the table in eighth. The Robins currently have two wins and two draws leaving them on eight points. This is despite only having played four games as their opening game was postponed.
The Robins’ first game of the season was postponed against Colchester due to a waterlogged pitch. Swindon then drew 2 - 2 with Crewe in their first home game with goals from Udoka Godwin-Malife for Swindon as they gave up a 2 - 0 lead. The first win of the season came against ten men Forest Green. Matthew Stevens opened the scoring for Forest Green before Dan Kemps and Frazer Blake-Tracey scored in the 94th minute for the win. In their game against Wrexham, Swindon saw one of their highest scoring games as they drew 5 - 5. Both Jake Young and Kemp picked up braces with Charlie Austin scoring the other goal as they fell to the late comeback from Wrexham.
Swindon had no midweek action, making their last time out the visit from Crawley. Kemp and Tyrese Shade scored with Young taking an impressive four goals in the 6 - 0 demolition of Crawley.
Doncaster and Swindon have met 28 times in their histories. The Rovers have a much better record in the fixture with 12 wins, double Swindon’s six wins in the fixtures. In fact, a draw is much more common than a Swindon win, with points being shared ten times.
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