Doncaster Rovers relegated: What is your view?

Rovers' manager Dean Saunders looks on after his side are relagated. Picture: Andrew Roe
Rovers' manager Dean Saunders looks on after his side are relagated. Picture: Andrew Roe

AFTER four eventful years in the Championship, Doncaster Rovers will be back in the third tier of English football next season.

Rovers’ relegation fate was sealed in dramatic circumstances at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday as Portsmouth fought back to win 4-3 and condemn Doncaster to a return to League One.

Bad refeering decisions played a huge part in the result - and Rovers have felt badly done to by match officials ever since they gained promotion to the Championship in 2008.

But that is not the only reason Rovers have been relegated.

This season has been a struggle on the pitch from start to finish.

Sean O’Driscoll was replaced by Dean Saunders in September and agent Willie McKay joined Rovers as a club consultant.

January saw the departure of star striker Billy Sharp to Southampton, while chief executive Dave Morris also left the club recently.

Chairman John Ryan has also had to deal with the resignations of major benefactors Dick Watson and Terry Bramall.

The Free Press wants to hear your views on what went wrong at Doncaster Rovers?

The best letters, emails and tweets will be printed in a special Rovers edition on May 3.

Rovers fans should write to Sportsdesk, Doncaster Free Press, Sunny Bar, Doncaster, DN1 1NB or email paul.goodwin@doncastertoday.co.uk.

You can also tweet our sports writers @paulgoodwinDFP or @liamhodenDFP.