Rovers to face Mansfield pre-season test

DONCASTER Rovers will travel to Conference side Mansfield Town in the build-up to the new Championship season.

The fixture, to take place on Tuesday, July 19, at Field Mill, was announced on Mansfield’s official website.

The kick-off time for the game is yet to be confirmed.

Rovers start their pre-season schedule at local Northern Counties East League side Armthorpe Welfare on Wednesday, July 6, in a testimonial game for Welfare’s long serving boss Des Bennett.

The club have lined up a game at League One outfit Carlisle United on Saturday, July 23, and hope to go to Sheffield United on Friday, July 29.

No details are yet to be confirmed, but Rovers are also thought to be planning a pre-season tour to Scotland.

The Championship starts on the weekend of Saturday, August 6.

Provisional pre-season schedule: July 6 Armthorpe Welfare (a), July 19 Mansfield Town (a), July 23 Carlisle United (a), July 29 Sheffield United (a).