Plymouth Argyle 2 Doncaster Rovers 3: Player ratings as Grant McCann’s side make it four wins on the trot

John Marquis
John Marquis

John Marquis hit the headlines with a brace as Doncaster Rovers triumphed 3-2 at Plymouth Argyle.

But did he do enough to land our star rating in what turned out to be an excellent team performance from Rovers?

Here we give our individual ratings from another fine afternoon for Grant McCann’s side.

MARKO MAROSI 6

A decent game from the Rovers keeper, despite conceding twice. What he had to do, he did well and while there will be some criticism that he conceded a goal at his near post, the strike from Graham Carey was a special one.

NIALL MASON 6

A quieter game than normal for the full back who is enjoying an excellent campaign. He struggled to get forward in the first half and was put under plenty of pressure but enjoyed more success after the break.

JOE WRIGHT 7

It was a tough game for the Rovers centre half pairing but they came out of it well. Wright produced some timely headers and blocks, and a little bit more of the cynical stuff which is always welcomed.

ANDY BUTLER 7

A strong performance from Butler who was often the last line of defence during a first half under pressure. He marshalled the back line well and produced some vital tackles.

DANNY ANDREW 7

Grew into the game but struggled, like Mason, for any of his usual attacking influence in the first half. He was however an important outlet after the break and got into some excellent positions, delivering some fine crosses.

MATTY BLAIR 7

A goalscorer is born. Continuing his fine run of goals with another excellent finish, Blair made a big impression with his strong running in midfield. His charges from deep are a big part of how Rovers play.

HERBIE KANE 9

What a player. The on-loan Liverpool midfielder continues to astound with his mature performances. His range of passing was stunning in the deeper role deputising for Ben Whiteman and he was key to Rovers establishing control in the second half.

JERMAINE ANDERSON 6

He looked like a player that had not had much football and took a good while to settle in the game. Better after the break, as the rest of the team was, but it was no surprose he was brought off.

MALLIK WILKS 7

Made a tremendous nuisance of himself in attack with bustling runs and power. Selfish in one moment, he was unselfish the next and set up Matty Blair superbly. He might not get on the scoresheet every week but he is vital.

JOHN MARQUIS 8

Marking his special milestone with two goals - it's something we should have expected from a striker on a blistering run of form. He did so much hard work for the team and showed a real ruthless streak in front of goal.

JAMES COPPINGER 6

A quieter afternoon from the veteran who tried as he might to wrestle control for Rovers in the first half but struggled to do so. He did well in the early stages of the second half but was hooked for May.

SUBS USED

ALFIE MAY 6

Very unlucky not to get a goal himself but performed very well again off the bench. His pace and direct running is a valuable asset late in games.

ALI CRAWFORD 6

A welcome return for the Scottish midfielder, of whom we have seen so little since his arrival. But he showed his superb composure on the ball and range of passing.

ALFIE BEESTIN n/a

Did some important running and hold up work after coming off the bench and almost set up May with a superb break.

SUBS NOT USED

Ian Lawlor, Tom Anderson, Danny Amos, Paul Taylor.

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