Doncaster Rovers: Don’t blow it now lads, urges Richie Wellens

Richie Wellens
Richie Wellens

Richie Wellens is keeping his fingers crossed Doncaster Rovers do not “blow up” in what he says is turning into a “ridiculous” League One season.

Sixth-placed Rovers and today’s opponents Peterborough are among 11 sides separated by six points as the race for the play-offs heads into the final straight.

“We’ve seen teams blow up already. It’s happened to Swindon a little bit,” said Wellens.

“We’ve been in sixth for a couple of weeks and drawn a couple of games and no one wants to overtake us.

“We’ve got two home games now and it’s a chance to stabilise our position, maybe pull ahead of a few teams.

“It’s so tight.

“It’s four points to Oldham [in 15th] and they’ve got a game in hand. It’s ridiculous really.

“You don’t want teams having automatic or play-offs sewn up at this time of year.

“It’s great when you’re 15th in the league and you can still get in the play-offs but it also shows a lack of quality in the league.”

A crowd in excess of 10,000 is expected for today’s game.

“It makes a massive difference,” said Wellens.

“If we turn up and there’s five or six thousand here it can feel a bit quiet and empty, and there’s not a good feel about the place. When there’s ten thousand or more here it’s great. You don’t need to get up for it because as soon as you get on the pitch you get that feel.”