Paul Mayfield: Get ready to be put through the mangle again!

Once again the fans, players and management are being put through the mangle!

We go into the last two games, in my opinion, needing a minimum of three points to secure another year in the Championship.

On Friday night we huffed and we puffed but did not have that final ball or quality finish like Derby did.

Non Rovers fans I have spoken to over the past few days were quite impressed by our performance on Sky,

Not many fans were looking forward to the trip to the New Den at Millwall on Monday.

It was a game neither side could afford to lose, Rovers inititally fending off what Millwall could throw at us before Abdou Meite was shown a straight red card for allegedly dangerous play.

It looked no more than a yellow card and the right decision haas been made to rescind the three game ban.

Sam Johnstone enhanced his growing reputation with some fantastic saves as it proved to be backs against the wall stuff.

Paul Quinn probably had his best game for the club too, as the lads put their bodies on the line for the cause. Paul Dickov was rightly proud of the ten players’ commitment for the cause.

Another big shout for the fans, they gave the players outstanding support.

This Saturday sees a must-win game against our bogey side Reading, who still need the points to secure their spot in the play-offs.

Fans are reminded to book early for the Leicester coaches, they leave Retford 8.30, Harworth 8.35, Infirimary 9.00 and the Keepmoat at 9.15.

If you are intending to come to the Retford Branch annual dinner and dance there are only a few tickets left at £20, including free transport from the Doncaster area.

Some sad news this week was the passing away of Rovers fan Peter Suter, who many will remember was the undertaker in the mock funeral at Belle Vue when Ken Richardson was in charge. Our thoughts go out to Pete’s family.

For coach bookings call Paul on 07961 727769 or Len on 01302 817347, or for North Branch 07782 316923.