Doncaster Rovers: Leicester City U21 game 'can wash away Gillingham defeat'

Doncaster Rovers are determined to banish their worst performance of the season to mere memory by securing their place in the next stage of the Leasing.com Trophy.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:28 pm
Shane Blaney (right) in action in the Leasing.com Trophy against Rotherham United earlier this season

Defender Shane Blaney believes Wednesday night’s clash with Leicester City U21 has come at the ideal time with the disappointment of defeat to Gillingham in the FA Cup still fresh.

And the 20-year-old says a strong performance against the young Foxes outfit will help put Sunday’s loss to bed and allow Rovers to quickly move on.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he sad

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“I think in a way it’s a good time for it come with what happened on Sunday.

“I think it’s good that there can be a reaction on Wednesday night and hopefully we can kick on from there and onto Saturday.

“It’s gone now. We’ve done our analysis on it and everyone is looking forward to it.

“That is the good thing about this one coming up so quickly.”

Blaney - who captains the club’s U23 side - is pushing for a start in the fixture, having played in the final group game against Rotherham United.

The centre half was not involved in the U23s’ 3-2 defeat to Grimsby Town on Tuesday.