MEET OUR ROVERS PREDICTION PUNDITS

Rovers supporter Paul Mayfield.  Picture: Liz Robinson D3561LR
Rovers supporter Paul Mayfield. Picture: Liz Robinson D3561LR
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OUR Doncaster Rovers Prediction League is back!

Four of Rovers’ biggest fans will have their say on the club every week in the Free Press as part of our new Big Match Preview section.

Martin Hall, of St Pauls Parade in Scawsby. Picture: Michael Ford

Martin Hall, of St Pauls Parade in Scawsby. Picture: Michael Ford

They will also compete against each other - and Free Press sports reporters Paul Goodwin and Liam Hoden - for the title of Prediction League champion by forecasting Doncaster’s results each week.

Here’s your chance to meet this season’s Prediction League competitors.

Name: Jonathan Foster

Lives: Wheatley Hills

Lee Croft, of Stainforth.

Lee Croft, of Stainforth.

Age: 30

Occupation: Accountant

South Stand season ticket holder

Attends Rovers games with a group of friends.

Jonathan Foster, new Prediction League entrant

Jonathan Foster, new Prediction League entrant

Hopes for the season: Staying in the Championship would be a great achievement and should always be the primary aim, anything more than that would be a bonus.

Name: Lee Croft

Lives: Stainforth

Age: 19

Occupation: Student, studying BA Politics at University of Hull

South Stand

Attends games with his three brothers Andrew, Liam and Kyle.

Hopes for the season: I’m hoping the Rovers do well despite the bad start.

I do think the worst is behind us and the only way from here is up.

I predict finishing around 11th, unless we take a nose-dive similar to last season due to injuries.

Name: Paul Mayfield

Address: Retford

Age: 51

Occupation: Branch manager for a bearings and power transmission distributor. Secretary of Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club (Retford Branch)

Family: Married to Ruth with two children, Daniel and Claire.

Press Box

Attends with games with Wally Lamb of Gainsborough.

Hopes for the season: If we can finish in the same position as last season I think we will have achieved what we needed to do and stay in the Championship, it’s so important financially.

There are a lot of teams still receiving parachute payments from the Premier League, or have a bigger fan and revenue base than we have, so we don’t start on a level playing field.

I’d like to see us revert to playing football, not these long punts up field.

It’d be nice to get a good draw in the FA Cup too to help the finances. And see the town get behind the team.

Name: Martin Hall

Lives: Scawsby

Age: 38

Occupation: Insurance underwriter

Family: Married to Sam and two children, Gemma and Connor.

South Stand

Attend Rovers games with Connor and my friend Rob Isaac.

Hopes for the season: Staying up!