Doncaster Rovers: We can Spurr each other on to promotion

Favourite: Tommy Spurr has shown adaptability.'Picture: steve parkin
Favourite: Tommy Spurr has shown adaptability.'Picture: steve parkin

tommy Spurr reckons Rovers should get promoted regardless of who is in charge - because they already have the winning formula.

Spurr was his usual consistent self at Stevenage on Saturday as Rovers got off to the best possible start under interim managers Brian Flynn and Rob Jones.

Skipper Jones headed a dramatic stoppage time winner to bag Doncaster their tenth away win in League One this term, and move four points clear of third-placed Brentford.

Rovers are expected to step up their search for Dean Saunders’ full time replacement this week.

But Spurr told The Star that Jones and Welshman Flynn would get the full backing of the current squad, should they get the nod to continue in the hot seat.

“It’s not for me to decide but if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” said the 25-year-old.

“I think we showed with our performance on Saturday that the lads believe in Brian and Rob. Everyone knows what they’re doing here.

“As a group we’ve all got the utmost respect for Brian and Rob.

“Everyone is just so focused on getting promoted,” he added.

“We know what we have to do from when the gaffer [Dean Saunders] was here.

“We know if we can carry on doing the stuff we’re good at, we’ll get promoted.”

Continuity is a key factor for Spurr, who has slotted seamlessly in at left back since the return to fitness of centre back Jamie McCombe.

And the former Sheffield Wednesday defender says very little has changed in the aftermath of Saunders’ shock exit.

“We went out at Stevenage and did everything properly,” said Spurr.

“We didn’t do anything differently.

“We all worked our socks off for the cause and did everything we have been doing since the start of the season.

“Everyone was a bit shocked that it all happened so quickly [Saunders leaving].

“But everyone’s that focused on what we’ve got to do and making sure we get promoted that nothing has really changed.

“We knew we could go to Stevenage and get a result,” he added.

“I thought the performance was good.

“I thought in the first half we battled well but still played the better stuff.

“In the second half, chances wise, I thought we battered them.”

Spurr, who has become a firm fans’ favourite since joining from Wednesday in 2011, has shown his adaptability this season, filling in admirably at centre half during McCombe’s absence.

The Leeds-born star scored his first goal in Rovers’ colours at Carlisle in November and is second, behind Gary Woods, in the appearance list.