Player ratings: Who impressed in derby day draw between Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United?

The Star's Paul Goodwin rates the individual performances in today's 1-1 draw between Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United.

Saturday, 11th November 2017, 2:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:24 pm
Jordan Houghton tracks Darren Potter.

IAN LAWLOR 6

Found himself at the centre of the game’s big talking point when he gratefully grabbed onto Wood’s header. Dealt well with the aerial stuff.

JOE WRIGHT 7

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Defended impressively and showed a real composure on the ball. His distribution was excellent at times.

ANDY BUTLER 7

Stood up to the physicality of Moore and marshalled Rovers’ back three to good effect.

MATHIEU BAUDRY 7

Continues to impress upon his return to the side. A calm and composed presence at the back.

MATTY BLAIR 6

Grew into the game and gave Rovers a useful outlet down the right in the second half before being removed for Alcock.

RODNEY KONGOLO 7

Excellent performance. Played a key part in the goal and appears to be growing in stature and confidence the more he plays.

JORDAN HOUGHTON 8

Showed good vision with his passing and threw himself into several important blocks during the closing stages. Back to his best.

HARRY TOFFOLO 6

Not as influential or convincing as in recent games but did not let anyone down in the left wing back role.

JAMES COPPINGER 6

Tried his best to find space in between the thirds but was marshalled fairly well by Rotherham’s defensive players.

TOMMY ROWE 6

Like Coppinger, struggled to find space in the final third as a result of the Millers’ defensive organisation.

JOHN MARQUIS 6

Harried and pressed the opposition like the John Marquis of last season. Restricted to one decent effort from distance.

SUBS USED

CRAIG ALCOCK N/A

Replaced Blair late on. Blocked Moore’s first attempt in the build-up to the goal but unable to prevent the equaliser.

LIAM MANDEVILLE N/A

Came on for Coppinger on 86 minutes - too late for him to make any notable mark on the game.

SUBS NOT USED

Marko Marosi, Ben Whiteman, Alfie Beestin, Tyler Garratt, Andy Williams.