This is how Doncaster Rovers' bold new-look side could line up next season - according to Football Manager

While it's been rather a treat having the Bundesliga back on our TV screens of late, it's still not quite enough to fill the gaping void left by the lack of League One football, and the chances of Doncaster Rovers resuming their 2019/20 campaign still look uncertain.

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 2:48 pm
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For a bit of fun in the meantime, we fired up the latest edition of Football Manager, and simulated the game beyond the summer and into the future. We had a look at the starting XI, key subs and manager it predicts will be on show for the Rovers on the opening day of the 2020/21 season.

Doncaster Rovers miss out on the play-offs, and have to settle for a fourth consecutive season in the second tier. They open the new campaign away to Lincoln City.
Star loanee Seny Dieng went back to QPR and broke into the first team. Coleman came in on a free transfer as his replacement, following four years with Huddersfield.

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Brad Halliday is out with a groin injury, so Wright fills in at right-back.
One of the club's best performers in the 2019/20 campaign, Anderson keeps his place in the back-line.
Chelsea decided to let the Ghanaian defender leave on a free transfer, and the Rovers snapped him straight up. A fine piece of business.
After a solid first season at the Keepmoat Stadium, James keeps his place at left-back.
The skipper sits in front of the back four, allowing him to dictate the play from deep.
A new look central midfield is headlined by the Watford prospect, who joins on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.
The Greek midfielder spent two seasons on loan in the Netherlands, and now Norwich City allow him to gain some experience in England with Doncaster Rovers.
Donny's new manager (more on him later!) decided to move Cole out to the right wing, and it worked a treat in pre-season. He makes the starting XI.
The ex-Arsenal youth academy prospect bursts into the first team after an excellent pre-season, and is shifted out wide into the inside forward position.
It's a fresh face leading the line for Doncaster, in the shape of the Manchester City youth prospect. He started his career at Valencia, and looks to be a real gem.
After a pre-season fraught with injury, Sheaf has to settle for a place on the bench.
The promising forward will be hoping to get plenty of minutes throughout the season, but is on the bench to face Burton.
Sadlier has just recovered from a knee injury, but looks likely to get some game time should his side be in need of attacking prowess.
The promising defender joins on loan from Bristol City, and should be strong backup for the starting line-up.
The ex-Man City man will serve as Coleman's understudy for the new campaign.
Darren Moore leaves to join Oxford United over the summer, and Ricketts is swiftly brought in as his replacement, leaving Shrewsbury Town to take the job.