Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Keepmoat Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Doncaster and Plymouth, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Doncaster aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over MK Dons, and a triumph over Plymouth will see them keep their survival hopes alive. Midfielder Ethan Galbaraith, who limped off with injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature in Saturday’s clash.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, aim to climb to the playoffs berth. Plymouth are on a three-game winless run in the League One, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Talented forward Niall Ennis is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Fleetwood Town at the weekend. In the first half of the season the Pilgrims defeated the Donny 2-1, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Tom Anderson):
Known for his heading and no-nonsense defending, the 1.92 m tall center back, is an English footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers in the third tier of English Football. Anderson was born in Burnley, on the 2nd of September, 1993. He joined Burnley's youth academy at the age of seven and went on to sign his first professional contract with the club in May 2012. The club then sent him out on loan to Conference Premier Club Barrow, where he made his first professional appearance on the 11th of August,2011, in a 0-0 draw against Telford United.
A further string of loans to Conference clubs Hyde, Halifax, and Lincoln City, League Two club Carlisle and League One club Chesterfield, succeeded his time at Harrow. On the 31st of January, 2018, Anderson joined his current club Doncaster Rovers initially on a year's loan before signing a two-year contract with the club in May.
This permanent switch ended his 18 years-long relationship with parent club Burnley during which, he never once made an appearance for the senior team. On the International front, the 26-year-old has never represented his country at any level.
Highlighted Team (Plymouth):
Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.