Dons must be wary of Doncaster's desire to bounce back

"I really like them – they're a good League One side and play some really good football,"

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:58 am
The sides met on opening day this season

Russell Martin is a fan of Doncaster Rovers' style of play this season but hopes his side will be able to continue their winning streak on Saturday.

Rovers sit fifth in League One, right in the play-off fight despite losing manager Darren Moore to Sheffield Wednesday last month. While they have gone four games without a win heading to Stadium MK, and five defeats in six on the road, Martin remains wary of their threats and their want to get back on track for the remaining fixtures.

"I really like them – they're a good League One side and play some really good football," said the Dons boss. "That has been them traditionally for a long time. They've got a new manager too but he's been there for a long time.

"It will be a tough game for us. We've watched them recently and we've been impressed. It was a tough game at their place earlier in the season, they've done really well since, and I think it will be a good game."

Rovers boss Andy Butler made nearly 250 appearances for the club before taking over from Moore until the end of the season at the start of March, and has crossed paths with Martin on the pitch down the years.

Martin added: "I played against him over the years, we've had a few battles. I look forward to having a battle with him again, and then a chat with him afterwards."

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