The shocking form table which highlights Doncaster Rovers' slump

Doncaster Rovers’ alarming slump has raised serious doubts about their play-off credentials.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:00 am
Doncaster Rovers failed to score at MK Dons for the fourth time in their last five games. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Doncaster Rovers failed to score at MK Dons for the fourth time in their last five games. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

And their dramatic downturn is laid bare in one particular League One form table – measuring performance over the last 12 games.

Rovers are joint bottom of the 12-game form table having taken just nine points from the last 36.

Rochdale have an identical record (W2 D3 L7) but are bottom on goal difference.

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In stark contrast, Doncaster’s previous 12 games produced 30 points thanks to ten wins and two defeats.

Andy Butler’s side have now dropped out of the play-off positions, into seventh spot, as a result of their slide – although they still have games in hand on all of their promotion rivals bar Blackpool.

The 12-game form table, which you can view HERE, reveals that fourth-placed Lincoln City have had similar problems over the last couple of months, collecting 11 points, while Accrington Stanley’s 12 points has put the brakes on their top six push.

Form team Blackpool, who have moved into sixth spot, have won 23 points from the last 36 available.

Good Friday opponents Charlton Athletic, Oxford United and Ipswich Town have all collected 16 points from the last 12 games.

Fifth-placed Portsmouth, who have won 14 points from the last 12 games, are moving up the form tables following back-to-back wins under new boss Danny Cowley.

MK Dons and Gillingham remain on the coattails of the play-off race having taken 22 and 21 points respectively from the last 32 available.

Rovers are 20th in the six-game form table, 19th in the eight-game table and 20th in the ten-game table.