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Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City

Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City
Keepmoat Stadium
Tuesday, February 24th, 7.45pm

Bristol City can put Saturday's disappointment behind them with victory tonight at Doncaster Rovers (kick-off 7.45pm)

All the key information on tonight's opponents can be found below.

DONCASTER
Since their last meeting with City, Doncaster have made a push for the play-offs and currently lie in 7th position. Before their loss to Port Vale on Saturday, Rovers won three on the bounce to reignite their inconsistent form in League One. It will be the Yorkshire club’s fourth meeting with City this season and they are yet to win against the league leaders (1D 2L).

MANAGER
Paul Dickov – Former striker whose career spanned over 21 years, including stints at Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester City. The 41-year-old’s managerial career began in June 2010 when he became player-manager of Oldham Athletic replacing Dave Penney. In his third season in charge he completed a memorable 3-2 FA Cup victory over Liverpool but resigned just a week later due to the side’s poor league form. In May 2013 Dickov returned to management with Doncaster Rovers who had just been promoted to the Championship. Rovers suffered a 1-0 defeat at Leicester City on the final day, and with Birmingham City grabbing a last-minute equaliser at Bolton Wanderers, Dickov’s side were relegated back to the third tier.

STAR MAN
Harry Forrester – Attacking midfielder who progressed through the ranks at Aston Villa. After struggling to break into the first team at Villa Park, the 23-year-old went on trial at Ajax but rejected a move to the Dutch side to move to Brentford. He opted to leave West London at the end of his two-year contract to join newly-promoted Doncaster but a number of injuries restricted him to just nine appearances. Forrester started this season well, scoring in Rovers' opening two games against Yeovil Town and York City (Capital One Cup) but received a straight red card in his next game after a rash challenge on Port Vale’s Sam Johnson.

OFFICIALS
Stuart Attwell will be the man in the middle, assisted by Helen Byrne and Paul Hodskinson. The fourth official will be Nicholas Gibbons.

TICKETS
Pay on the day.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers – A double salvo from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas sent City into the fourth round of the FA Cup to face West Ham United. The forward nodded in from close range to open the scoring and added a second after a solo run, rounding Marko Marosi and slotting into the bottom corner.

LAST SEASON
Championship: 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup: Third round (lost to Stevenage)
Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Leeds United)
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: N/A

DID YOU KNOW?
In August 2013 childhood fan Louis Tomlinson from One Direction signed non-contract terms with Rovers and was given the number 28 shirt. He made his debut for the reserves in a goalless draw with Rotherham United at the Keepmoat Stadium with over 5,000 fans in attendance.

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