Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bury will be looking to kick off the new League One campaign in style when they take on Doncaster Rovers at their Gigg Lane on Saturday afternoon. The Shakers have yet to play a game in the 2019/2020 League One season due to financial issues and it has to be noted that they start new season with 12-point deduction. The hosts are likely to leave their hearts on the field in their opener, but seeing that situation at Gigg Lane is alarming ahead of the visit of Doncaster Rovers, home win should not be considered.
The Donny, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Fleetwood Town and Lincoln City and we are positive that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration. In their last meeting in Bury Doncaster Rovers emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Chris Humphrey):
Chris Humphrey was born in Saint Catherine, Jamaica on 19 September, 1987. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a wing back as well, began his senior career at Shrewsbury Town and he made 74 league appearances for the club between 2006 and 2009.
The Jamaica international played four games for Stafford Rangers during his loan spell at Marston Road and in July, 2009 he signed a deal with Scottish Premier League team Motherwell. He made his Motherwell debut on 23 July, 2009 as he started in the Europa League qualifier against Flamurtari Vlore. After making 132 league appearances for the Scottish outfit, he joined Preston North End in June, 2013 and he extended his contract with the Championship team in June, 2015.
Humphrey was linked with selection for the Scotland national team, but he decided to play for Jamaica. He made his debut for the Reggae Boyz in 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Panama.
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.