Rovers’ Championship fan-fare

Rovers fans pictured at the Rovers v Coventry match. Picture: Steve Uttley

Rovers fans pictured at the Rovers v Coventry match. Picture: Steve Uttley

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DONCASTER Rovers fans have been urged to celebrate a golden period in the club’s history when the curtain falls on their four-year stay in the Championship this weekend.

Saturday’s season finale against Ipswich Town (12.30pm) has been designated as a flag day at the Keepmoat Stadium.

After a campaign littered with lows, fans still have reason to end the season in high spirits despite the impending return to League One:

n Chairman John Ryan has this week vowed to remain at the helm for a 15th season.

n Ryan revealed he is “very hopeful” that mega-rich businessmen Dick Watson and Terry Bramall will make a sensational return to the Rovers board this summer - as exclusively revealed by the Free Press last week.

n Rovers continue to edge closer to a deal with Doncaster Council to take over the running of the Keepmoat Stadium.

n Dean Saunders’ side are ending the season on a high, following up their goalless draw at Middlesbrough with a hard earned 2-0 victory at Coventry City on Saturday.

The Free Press understands Ryan is likely to confirm the return of Watson and Bramall in June.

Before then, Rovers’ chairman must face an FA misconduct charge for comments he made about match officials in the wake of Rovers’ controversial 4-3 defeat to Portsmouth.

Ryan denies the charge and has requested a personal hearing to contest the case.