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Ryan On The Record: Come and Spurr us on to new heights

Tommy Spurr scored his first goal for Rovers at Carlisle. DAVID HOLLINS

Tommy Spurr scored his first goal for Rovers at Carlisle. DAVID HOLLINS

THE last week has seen yet another two fantastic away wins at Portsmouth and Carlisle - making it a magnificent seven already this season.

We have not had away form like this since the 1946-47 season when we recorded 18 away wins from 21 games.

Now all we need to do is transfer these wonderful away performances to the Keepmoat Stadium and really get the fans excited about getting back to the Championship at the first attempt.

In all fairness we were without our superb talisman and captain Rob Jones for the Crewe and Bournemouth games and it made all the difference to us.

I know Dean and the boys will want to put this right on Saturday when Scunthorpe United are the visitors.

Victory in this one, and again on Tuesday night at home to Oldham, could see us go top of League One, depending on results elsewhere.

That may well give some of our supporters a nose bleed!

So please come along on Saturday and make some noise and back the boys.

I say this every week but please look to encourage some support for the club.

Our position in the league table deserves it and the players deserve it for their committed performances.

Apart from things going well on the field, they are also going well off the field.

Every member of the club is striving to improve us and build up this club every week.

I must mention Gavin Baldwin who I appointed to take over as chief executive last season following on from Dave Morris.

Gavin has certainly taken the club forward in his short time with us with his management skills.

I would also like to mention club director Stuart Highfield who has now been with us for some 14 years and has provided invaluable help since joining the club in 1998.

Many people forget what has been achieved since 1998 and we must remember the miracles that have taken place at Doncaster Rovers.

The club now has total respect wherever we go. This is tremendous when you consider that not so long ago we were a national joke.

We must remember we are playing in League One and for many decades we were in the old Division Four, going nowhere.

We must also remember that we went out of the Football League and that since then a lot of money has been pumped into the club along with many hours of personal time by directors and shareholders.

We must all get behind the club.

There is a great belief among the shareholders, club directors, manager, his staff and players that we can achieve things this season with the support of the fans.

So please get behind Rob Jones and his teammates on Saturday and next Tuesday and let everyone see that Doncaster Rovers might have taken a fall last season but we are now well and truly back up there.

We were a talking point across the country on Tuesday night for our 3-1 away win at Carlisle and it’s good to hear everyone talking up Doncaster Rovers.

Rovers Till I Die

John Ryan

 

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