The Lions notched up a remarkable away victory on Saturday, as they fought off the Sheffield United onslaught to win 2-1, claiming all three points in the 80th minute through Aiden O’Brien in the Bramall Lane clash. This Tuesday, Neil Harris’ men are back at The Den for the first of two consecutive home games, as they take on Doncaster Rovers. Dean Medcalf, Rovers’ Supporters’ Liaison Officer, takes on ‘The View From The Opposition’…
Name: Dean Medcalf
First Doncaster Rovers game: I’ve been watching Rovers since 1994, when I was 4 years old. The first game I remember was the McMillan Cup Final, where we beat Farnborough at Belle Vue.
Greatest moment following Doncaster Rovers: Has to be beating Leeds United in the League One Play-Off Final at Wembley!
Darren Ferguson has recently been appointed as your new manager – what’s the feeling towards him among the fans?: I think it is a great appointment. He has a track record of getting promoted out of league 1 with Peterborough. There is a renewed sense of excitement through the fans after the appointment.
You have two ex-Millwall players among your ranks in Richard Chaplow & Dany N’Guessan – how have they been performing?: They both came in just before the start of the season. Danny has struggled with an injury and has been used sparingly so far in his Rovers career. Richard Chaplow has had a average start to this time here, but did score the winner against local rivals Barnsley a few weeks ago.
What have you made to Millwall’s start back in League One?: It seems to be a bit of a up and down start for Millwall so far this season. They’ve had a slow start, but have picked up some results lately to move them up the table.
Who are Doncaster’s ‘ones to watch’ on Tuesday?: Keep an eye out for young right-back, Mitchell Lund. ‘Mitch’ has come through the youth system at the club and has put some good performances in so far. On loan striker, Keshi Anderson, has put in some eye-catching performances, scoring against Swindon, Barnsley and Shrewsbury.
Likewise, are there any Millwall players that you will be wary of?: Steve Morison has to be up there – he’s always been a goal threat in his career. Hopefully we can keep him at bay. Byron Webster is an ex-Rovers player, so it will be interesting to see how he plays.
How do you see the game going?: We will be looking to bounce back from a poor performance at Peterborough on Saturday, but Millwall are coming off the back of a good win against Sheffield United.
Score Prediction: My heart says Millwall 1-2 Doncaster Rovers, my head says 1-1.
Dean’s Team Prediction: Stuckman; Lund, Butler, McCullough, Evina; Forrester, Wellens, Chaplow, Coppinger; Williams, Tyson.
Millwall v Doncaster Rovers takes place at The Den this Tuesday, October 27th. Kick-Off is at 7:45pm.