Date: 17th March 2011 at 10:09am
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Doncaster Rovers

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1879

Nickname: Rovers/Donny

Ground: The Keepmoat Stadium (15,231)

Manager : Sean O`Driscoll

Selected Honours


Football League Third Division North – Champions: 1935, 1947, 1950.
Football League Fourth Division – Champions: 1966, 1969.
Football League One Playoffs – Winners: 2008.
Football Conference Playoffs – Winners: 2003.

Football League Trophy – Winners: 2007.
Football Conference Cup – Winners: 1999, 2000.

Club Records


Record Attendance: 37,149 v Hull City (Third Division North, 1948)

Record victory: 10-0 v Darlington (Fourth Division, 1964)

Record defeat: 0-12 v Small Heath (Second Division, 1903)

Record Buy: Billy Sharp – £1,150,000 from Sheffield United

Record Sale: Matthew Mills – £2,000,000 to Reading

Record Appearances: Fred Emery 504

Record Goals: Tom Keetley 180

Squad


Goalkeepers:
1. Neil Sullivan
13. Ben Alnwick
33. Gary Woods

Defenders:
2. James O’Connor
3. George Friend
4. Shelton Martis
5. Wayne Thomas
6. James Chambers
11. Adam Lockwood
20. Joseph Mills (On loan from Southampton)
21. Sam Hird
23. Byron Webster
24. Mustapha Dumbuya
25. Dennis Souza
27. Matt Kilgallon (On loan from Sunderland)

Midfielders:
7. Martin Woods
8. Brian Stock
14. Franck Moussa
15. Mark Wilson
16. John Oster
17. Ryan Mason (On loan from Spurs)
18. Simon Gillett
22. Dean Shiels
24. Mustapha Dumbuya
26. James Coppinger
30. Paul Keegan
32. Ryan Burge

Strikers:
9. Steve Brooker
10. Billy Sharp
12. James Hayter
19. Jason Euell
29. Waide Fairhurst (On loan to Hereford)

Key Players:

Billy Sharp: Club record signing Billy Sharp signed for Donny in the summer for having impressed whilst on loan last season. Sharp signed from Sheffield United for a club record fee of £1,150,000. Prior to Doncaster Billy Sharp had spells at Sheffield United and Scunthorpe. At Scunthorpe he scored an impressive 53 goals in 82 appearances breaking previous goal records at Glanford Park. This season Doncaster`s talisman has scored a superb 15 goals in 28 games.

Last Five Fixtures


Draw: 0-0 v Notts Forest (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Coventry (h)
Loss: 2-5 v Leeds (a)
Win: 3-1 v Derby (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Watford (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR


QPR 3-0 Doncaster Rovers on 25 Sept 10
QPR 2-1 Doncaster Rovers on 20 Feb 10
Doncaster Rovers 2-0 QPR on 21 Nov 09
Doncaster Rovers 2-0 QPR on 10 Mar 09
QPR 2-0 Doncaster Rovers on 23 Aug 08

 

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