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Doncaster Rovers: Let’s get it on, says new boss Brian Flynn

Fit again: Paul Keegan recovered from a hip injury in time to face Orient. Picture: martyn harrison.

Fit again: Paul Keegan recovered from a hip injury in time to face Orient. Picture: martyn harrison.

NEW boss Brian Flynn was desperate for Rovers to beat the freeze today - and for their momentum to snowball against Leyton Orient.

Rovers have laid down two sets of covers, appealed for fans to clear snow and have ordered council gritters in an attempt to make sure today’s game goes ahead.

With next weekend’s trip to MK Dons already postponed due to the Dons’ FA Cup commitments, Flynn is eager to avoid a January white out - particularly on the back of such a good performance at Stevenage last weekend.

Following his permanent appointment on Thursday, the experienced Welshman will be unveiled to the Keepmoat Stadium crowd today should the game get the go-ahead.

Flynn said: “We’re desperate to get this game on, to try and keep the momentum going.

“Obviously next week’s game against MK Dons has been postponed because of their cup ventures. So it’s imperative we get the game on.

“We’ve not had any problem training,” he added. “It’s been ideal for us at the Keepmoat on the astro turf.

“We knew we were going to get this weather so you’ve got to expect it. It shouldn’t disrupt you.

“Ideally we would have access to an indoor dome with a full size pitch but that will come.”

Rovers borrowed an extra set of covers from Headingley Carnegie and ground staff are confident the pitch, which remained covered until 10am this morning, would be playable.

Grounds manager Andy Thompson said earlier this week that the extra layer of covers would help protect the pitch from temperatures as low as -6°C.

Paul Keegan was expected to start today despite being forced off at Stevenage with a hip injury.

 

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