Darren Moore's warning to Doncaster Rovers over Bolton Wanderers

Darren Moore has warned his Doncaster Rovers side to expect Tuesday night’s opponents Bolton Wanderers to not allow the game to slip away from them.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:45 am

Bolton remain League One’s bottom side after starting the season with a 12 point deduction for entering administration and were unable to bolster a severely depleted squad until the final few days of the summer transfer window.

Keith Hill’s side sit 17 points from safety with two games in hand. They have taken seven points from the last 39 available.

Moore does not feel the results tell the full story of Bolton’s ability and has warned Rovers against counting them out.

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“They’ve got an experienced manager and assistant manager and plays who know this level and their way around it,” he said.

“They’re hard working, energetic and work hard for each other. They’re always in games and they work extremely hard and ask questions.

“Where they are they have to win games because sooner rather than later you run out of games.

“We understand the type of game it’s going to be. We’re looking forward to it.”

Moore praised the work done by Bolton boss Hill, who took charge shortly after the takeover deal which took the club out of administration.

Moore believes Hill has brought stability to the club and will put them back on the right track on the field.

“He’s had to steady a real rocky ship there,” he said.

“You can see he’s used all of his experience and man management to really steady it.

“It needed someone of his experience and ilk to do just that.

“He’s put together a group of players that are playing for one another. The fans see the efforts he’s making there.

“I'm sure, given time, he’ll bring the consistency that is needed at that football club.

“From our perspective, it’s great to see them stave off elimination from the league. They’ve continued and they’re building.

“I don’t think any fan wanted to see, and none of us wanted to see, them go out of business.

“It’s great we contest them in a tough League One fixture.”