John Buckley: I'll dare to say it - this Doncaster Rovers team is '˜too good to go down'
I probably shouldn't say it but I do genuinely think we're too good to go down.
That six-point safety cushion we’ve got is a little too close for comfort and it’s important we get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.
But I don’t see a side that has lost just four of their last 21 games in all competitions getting dragged into a relegation dogfight.
We’ve got too many good players and you can see from the way that they are really digging in that there is a good togetherness about the squad.
I’m a little disappointed that we haven’t been able to kick on and really latch onto the play-off battle.
But we’re not losing games and you can see a progression from earlier in the season when we were a bit of a soft touch away from home.
To come away from Peterborough, Shrewsbury, Scunthorpe and Portsmouth with four draws, to me, shows we are heading in the right direction.
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Now it’s important to win our home games and finish the season strongly. That would lay a nice foundation for a serious play-off push next season.
Saturday’s opponents Charlton Athletic are right in that play-off picture but I think this is the sort of game that will suit Rovers.
Bristol Rovers got the better of us last time out at the Keepmoat Stadium but they are a side who are much rougher around the edges, more physical in their approach.
Doncaster should be able to get the ball down and play this weekend and I fancy them to get the right result.
I’m sure the fans are looking forward to seeing Alex Kiwomya. His pace gives us another dimension going forward.
Predictions: Rovers 2 Charlton 1, Walsall 1 Rovers 1