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Doncaster Rovers: The revival starts here

Outstanding: Paul Quinn was praised by manager Brian Flynn.                                           Picture: steve parkin

Outstanding: Paul Quinn was praised by manager Brian Flynn. Picture: steve parkin

  • by Liam Hoden Doncaster Rovers
 

BRIAN Flynn insists the Rovers revival is on following the 1-1 draw with promotion rivals Yeovil.

Rovers produced a much improved performance to end the Glovers’ run of eight consecutive league wins and largely looked the more likely to win the vital clash.

“There were plenty of good things to come out of the game and some really good individual performances,” Flynn said.

“I’m delighted with the players both individually and collectively. Paul Quinn was outstanding and I was really pleased for Billy Paynter to score straight after missing a great chance.

“The revival has started.

“I suppose statistics are what you want them to be but whichever way you look at it we’re now three games unbeaten.

“And I’m delighted with what we did against a very good team on a brilliant run.

“We’ll go again on Tuesday at Shrewsbury and aim to maintain that standard.”

Rovers were denied a penalty by referee Eddie Ilderton after David Syers was felled by Yeovil keeper Marek Stech.

Flynn said: “I think everybody in the ground thought that was a penalty.

“You have to make these decisions and I think it was 100 per cent a penalty. It’s not a case of us being unlucky because he didn’t give it.

“We had two golden chances in the second half through Rob Jones and James Coppinger that we’d normally take and win 3-1.”

Syers, Iain Hume and Paul Keegan all made returns from injury with the latter of the three playing a full 90 minutes.

Both Hume and Syers came off the bench and Flynn admitted the pair have not yet reached full fitness.

He said: “Paul is the closest to the three to what I’d call match fit but he did train all week.

“He did really well to recover from a bad dead leg in such a short space of time.

“He added some steel into the midfield but that’s what we’ve come to expect from him.

“Iain had only trained twice this week and David only really trained with the group on Friday.

“We planned for them to be ready to come on and make an impact and that’s what they did.”

Everton loanee John Lundstram was handed his Rovers and senior football debut while Cameron Howieson was an unused substitute following his youth loan switch from Burnley.

Flynn admitted it was unlikely that any further new arrivals would join Rovers before Tuesday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

 

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