What Darren Moore says Doncaster Rovers should be expecting from Accrington Stanley

Darren Moore is expecting an open affair as Doncaster Rovers welcome upwardly-mobile Accrington Stanley to the Keepmoat.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 6:00 am
Darren Moore

Stanley have lost one of their last five in League One to ease the threat of relegation and Moore believes they will arrive in town with plenty of confidence of taking points back home.

“They’ve got good energy,” Moore said.

“They’re a team that are full of confidence and a team that plays on the front foot.

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“They try to play the game in the right way, full of energy, asking questions of you defensively.

“They’re a team that will come here wanting to show what they’re all about.

“With the experience of the manager, the team epitomises what they’re about, hard working, front foot, playing with an edge, an attacking flair and with a quickness and speed to their game.

“I think it will be an open game and a good footballing match.”

An open contest should play to Rovers’ strengths as they have been at their best this term when given space in which to operate.

But Moore says Stanley are well drilled by experienced manager John Coleman and should certainly not be underestimated.

“They’ve done it for many seasons,” he said.

“They have a routine at the club, a culture, they have a DNA. There is a way and a system of how they want to play and that is on and off the field.

Credit to them. I’ve seen them do it over many years.

“At this level they’re experienced and know how they want to go about the game.”