Date: 21st February 2011 at 4:31pm
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Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan has issued a rallying call to the supporters ahead of the home game with Watford on Saturday.

Ryan wants to see the fans create what he calls a ‘blitz mentality` and continue the tremendous support that was seen at Swansea City on Saturday.

Three hundred fans made the long trek to South Wales and sang from start to finish as they tried to encourage the players to gain a result.

Rovers could only name four outfield players for the game and one of those, James Coppinger was injured during the pre match warm up.

Rovers are currently down to the bare bones with players after a terrible run with injuries that saw fourteen players miss the 3-0 weekend defeat at Swansea City.

The injuries have affected results on the pitch with many key and influential players amongst those currently on the treatment table.

They have gone from a side who were serious contenders for promotion to one that are starting to look nervously over their shoulders after picking up just two wins out of ten games in 2011.

Ryan wants to see as many fans as possible make it down to the Keepmoat on Saturday and Ryan along with his fellow directors intend to sit amongst the fans in the South Stand and hopefully encourage the players to a much-needed victory.

The 60 year old is in the Guinness Book of records as the oldest player to play in a professional game, when he came on as a substitute in Rovers final game of the season during the 2002/03 season at Hereford, just a week short of his 53rd birthday.

With Rovers current injury crisis he might be needed on the pitch on Saturday.


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