Expecting a continuation of the 4-4-1-1 Rovers started with against Bradford. A lack of player availability in certain areas makes tinkering difficult.

The predicted Doncaster Rovers team to take on Sutton United

After earning an impressive draw away to Bradford City last weekend, Doncaster Rovers welcome Sutton United to the Eco-Power Stadium on Saturday.

Friday, 5th August 2022, 12:00 pm

Rovers’ first home game of the 2022/23 League Two season will also be their first-ever competitive meeting with Sutton, who reached the Football League for the first time in their 123-year history last year.

Matt Gray’s side were still part-time until last season but managed an impressive eighth-placed finish and reached the Papa John’s Trophy final in their maiden EFL campaign.

They opened the new season with a 1-1 draw against Newport County.

Doncaster’s opening-day draw was made all the more impressive by the resilience they showed after being reduced to ten men in first-half stoppage time following Lee Tomlin’s red card.

Boss Gary McSheffrey says a win tomorrow would make that result ‘a lot more valuable’.

Tomlin will be suspended for the clash but Rovers hope to welcome back his midfield colleague Tommy Rowe, who missed their curtain-raiser due to a neck spasm.

Here’s our predicted line-up.

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