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Doncaster Rovers hope a bumper crowd against Peterborough United can help provide a launch pad to the play-offs.

Rovers slashed ticket prices for the game earlier this year in honour of their longest-serving player James Coppinger (pictured).

In an unfortunate quirk of fate, Coppinger is an injury doubt after rolling his ankle in the 1-1 draw at Gillingham. But with Posh level on points with sixth-placed Rovers the game now carries huge significance at the top end of League One - and Doncaster hope to see the 10,000+ attendance barrier broken at the Keepmoat Stadium for only the second time this season.

Rovers’ average home league attendance this season is 6,569.

This season’s highest crowd was 11,037 for the visit of neighbours and play-off rivals Sheffield United - who remain within touching distance in fifth place.

Peterborough will be backed by a 2,000-strong contingent of travelling fans after requesting an additional 400 tickets earlier this week. Coppinger had been in line to make his 450th appearance for Rovers on Saturday prior to sustaining an ankle injury at Chesterfield which kept him out for a month, before returning to the starting line-up at Priestfield last weekend.

Harry Forrester is in line to replace him.

Meanwhile, Uche Ikpeazu returned to Watford this week after his underwhelming loan spell was brought to an abrupt halt.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are priced £5 for adults and £1 for children aged under 11.

Tickets are available at the turnstiles but Rovers are urging fans to buy in advance.