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Doncaster to face Rotherham in pre-season

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Championship newcomers Rotherham United will face one of the teams they have replaced in the second tier, during pre-season, in the form of Doncaster Rovers.

Rotherham United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers, Summer 2012

Rotherham United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers, Summer 2012

The Millers will travel to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday 2nd August, reports the Doncaster Star.

The two sides haven’t met competitively since the 2006-07 season, when United were relegated to League Two. Rovers won the last fixture between the two sides, 3-2, in January 2007.

It will see a reverse of a pre-season fixture from two seasons ago, when Doncaster visited the newly-opened New York Stadium only for Dean Saunders’ men to suffer a 2-1 defeat.

Doncaster have already announced pre-season matches against Lincoln, Bradford Park Avenue and Sheffield Wednesday.

Earlier today, Rotherham announced that manager, Steve Evans, has signed a new contract.


A Doncaster Rovers supporter since a very young age; first game a Third Division victory over Wigan in 1996, started watching regularly in the Conference circa 2001. Four promotions, two relegations, one League Cup quarter final, one JPT win at the Millenium Stadium, one Wembley victory. Never a dull moment. Interested in journalism for many years, I've occupied a number of positions on numerous forums, such as moderator, super-moderator and administrator. I began writing my own blog in 2008 on many football issues, though mainly Doncaster Rovers related. robsfootball.blogspot.com In December 2012, I took a step into match reporting, when appointed for the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League (tier 10 in the English football pyramid). My reports have since appeared on a regular basis in the Sheffield Star, Rotherham Advertiser, Green 'Un, www.togganet.co.uk and the league's website: http://windsorfoodserviceleague.pitchero.com/ All my match reports are accessible in one place: http://shfamatchreports.blogspot.co.uk/

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