Rovers win back belief

The equaliser: Rovers' Simon Gillett leaps for joy after making it 1-1 against Hull  City in Dean Saunders' second match in charge at the Keepmoat last night .      Picture: Steve taylor

The equaliser: Rovers' Simon Gillett leaps for joy after making it 1-1 against Hull City in Dean Saunders' second match in charge at the Keepmoat last night . Picture: Steve taylor

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DONCASTER Rovers came from behind to deny in-form Hull City their first win in the town in 26 years.

Midfielder Simon Gillett secured Rovers a 1-1 draw with a second half equaliser after on-loan striker Martyn Waghorn had given the home side a deserved first half lead.

“It was a good point; they are a good side and they’ll be up there probably trying to get promoted,” said new Rovers’ boss Dean Saunders.

“I thought that they had more possession in the first half but we still had two or three chances;

“I changed things around five minutes into the second half and we turned it around James Coppinger got more involved and Billy Sharp had a chance late on.

“I thought that we were terrific in the second half and the way we played we just might have gone on and won it.

“But the important thing was that we didn’t lose - that was vital.

“Four points from my first two games in charge will give the players some belief.”

Despite seeing an immediate improvement in results since taking charge at the South Yorkshire club, the former Wrexham boss remains keen to strengthen his side and he is speaking to French defender Pascal Chimbonda.

“It would be brilliant were we to get him,” said Saunders.

Skipper George Friend was presented with the Supporters’ Club’s Player of the Month for August prior to the start of last night’s game.