BUCKY’S BLOG: Out of the woods and into Forest

Doncaster Rovers celebrate Billy Sharp's winner against Watford.
Doncaster Rovers celebrate Billy Sharp's winner against Watford.

That result on Tuesday night is massive in terms of Rovers’ survival bid.

The 2-1 win was in no way a fluke either.

Rovers deserved all three points and I think they could’ve wrapped the game up sooner had they taken their chances.

But the way they kept probing Watford, you just sensed they would get the win - you could see it with Paul Dickov on the touchline, there was a belief there that we wouldn’t end the game without all three points.

Billy Sharp’s match-winner was a trademark finish. He had chances in the game but the script was almost written for him to get that type of goal in stoppage time.

Watford were well organised and scored a good equaliser but we were well worthy of the victory.

We’re now seven points clear of the relegation zone following a fantastic response since the 5-0 loss at Bournemouth.

Six points out of six is massive, and our first back-to-back wins of the season will give the lads a real boost.

What Rovers need to do now is to pick up a few points on the road.

At home, there’s a confidence and belief there but on their travels, I don’t know if it’s psychological or some other factors, but results just haven’t seemed to go our way.

It’s a strange one really because on occasions Rovers have played well when they haven’t won away from home, but maybe they have been guilty of not taking their chances.

Things have a habit of going against you when you’re down at the bottom.

Nottingham Forest on Saturday will be another hard game. They’re hitting a bit of indifferent form at the moment so it’s probably a good time to play them.

They managed a point at Middlesbrough on Tuesday night which is a decent result though, and they have some top players Rovers need to be wary of.

If they can keep this confidence going and take their chances, I think a point at Forest will be a very good result.