Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bloomfield Road will host a postponed League One clash between Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers. The Seasiders aim to extend their winning run to three games, and a win over Doncaster will see them book their place in the playoffs. A man to watch in the home team will be Jerry Yates, who scored a brace in the victory over Northampton. Midfielder Ethan Robson, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against Doncaster.
The Donny, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Rochdale. Doncaster regained a much-needed confidence on Matchday 45, but seeing that they have little to play for in Saturday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts. All CJ Hamilton, Keshi Anderson, and Matthew Virtue-Thick are sidelined with injuries, while Gary Madine is rated doubtful for the hosts. As for the visiting team, both Brad Halliday and Jon Taylor are injured.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
Highlighted Team (Doncaster):
Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Doncaster Rovers are an English football club that compete in the League One. Keepmoat Stadium is the club’s home ground. The venue was opened on August 3, 2007 and it can hold up to 15,231 spectators.
Doncaster Rovers footballers wear white shirts with red stripes and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas the club’s away colours are dark blue and red. Speaking of the Rovers’ history, the club was established back in 1879 by Alber Jenkins, who worked as a fitter at Doncaster’s Great Northern Railway.
Doncaster Rovers shared the spoils with Rawmarsh in their first ever game. The likes of Rotherham United, Barnsley, Grimsby Town and Scuntorpe United are considered the club’s main rivals. Over the years Doncaster fans have developed a rivalry with Plymout Argule as there have been fireworks in their games. Donny Dog, that wears a red and white jersey, is the club’s mascot.