Date: 23rd September 2011 at 7:21am
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According to a report on the Doncaster Rovers official website this morning, manager Sean O`Driscoll and his assistant Richard O`Kelly have been placed on ‘gardening leave.`

The statement on the official website reads:

It is with regret that the shareholders of Doncaster Rovers FC have taken the decision based on the long run of poor results, that Sean O`Driscoll and Richard O`Kelly will be put on gardening leave. They felt the action needed to be taken to address the current position.

Only yesterday, club chairman John Ryan stated that Sean O`Driscoll had his full backing and challenged the fans calling for his head to suggest a better manager to replace him.

Rovers have endured a poor start to the season, picking up just one point from their first seven championship games.

They haven`t recorded a win since March 1st when they won 3-1 at Derby County, a record stretching back twenty games.

The statement also states that Dean Saunders will be in temporary charge for the Crystal Palace game on Saturday.

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