Doncaster Rovers: 'They're turning a corner' - Darren Moore on MK Dons test

Darren Moore has warned Doncaster Rovers will face a side on the up in MK Dons on Saturday.

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 7th December 2019, 6:05 am
MK Dons manager Russell Martin
MK Dons manager Russell Martin

The Dons have endured a difficult first few months back in League One with a record four wins and a draw from their opening 18 matches leaving them third from bottom in the division.

It put paid to Paul Tisdale’s time in charge of the club after only 17 matches, with Scotland international Russell Martin stepping up to become manager despite only signing for the club as a player in January.

Martin has endured a difficult first month in charge with four consecutive defeats but picked up his first win in midweek - a 2-0 triumph over Coventry City in the Leasing.com Trophy.

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Rovers boss Moore believes that will have delivered a significant boost to Martin and his players and expects them to arrive at the Keepmoat with fresh confidence.

“They didn’t get off to the best of starts this season but they’ve got a new manager in in Russell Martin and he’s got his own ideas and ways,” Moore said.

“The impact a manager has on a club, it looks like they’ve turned a corner over the last few weeks.

“They had a good result on Tuesday night and they’re trying to turn a corner and put a run of games together coming into the Christmas period.”

Moore believes despite his lack of coaching experience, Martin will be full of ideas about how he wants to go about things as a manager.

“It’s something he’s been wanting for a little while,” Moore said.

“He’s there now and he’s got to implement his ideas to try to move the club forward.”