Familiarity but no second guessing for Doncaster Rovers at AFC Wimbledon

Familiarity may be a factor for Doncaster Rovers as they head to AFC Wimbledon this weekend but Darren Moore admits he does not know what sort of game will play out at Kingsmeadow.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 6:30 pm

Rovers headed to the capital only last month as the two sides met in the first round of the FA Cup, before facing off again in the replay at the Keepmoat.

The first fixture proved a stodgy affair with Rovers struggling to overcome pressing from glyn Hodges’ side. The replay, in contrast, was more open with Rovers running out comfortable 2-0 winners.

Moore says he cannot predict which sort of game his side will face on this occasion but expects it to be tough regardless.

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“You can never predict these games,” he said.

“Both teams will have a gameplan going into it and both teams will want to see it go a certain way.

“But football is football and you can only go there with the right intentions. Sometimes when it kicks off, it’s all bets off.

“Both teams have had a good look at each other already in the cup and it wasn’t that long ago. We know what’s coming.

“Both teams will be looking forward to the game. We’re going to have to be really prepared.

We know what a difficult place it is to go.

“Again, it’s a game we look forward to. It’s a right good challenge.”

Rovers have yet to win at Kingsmeadow in three visits.