Date: 22nd September 2011 at 4:52pm
Written by:

Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll has received the dreaded vote of confidence from his chairman John Ryan after the clubs poor start to the season.

Rovers have picked up just one point from their opening seven championship games and are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.

Around Christmas last year, Ryan was asking for loyalty from his manager, with Sheffield United trying to lure O`Driscoll to Bramall Lane.

Ryan is now showing O`Driscoll the same loyalty despite a terrible start to the season and insists O`Driscoll is still the best man for the job.

Speaking in the Doncaster Free Press, Ryan said, “For the people shouting for the manager`s head, I ask the questions ‘who would you replace him with? Who is better?`
“I can`t think of any manager that is better equipped for the job, and those clubs who sack managers willy nilly end up relegated.
“The board and I are not going down that path.”

Rovers have endured a similar start to this season as the one they encountered in their first season back in the Championship in 2008/09.

The side have been playing well enough without taking chances whilst at the other end defensive errors are being punished.

Rovers injury curse has not helped once again this season and the loss of the last two seasons leading goalscorer Billy Sharp has proven a pivotal part of Rovers form this season with an inability to convert their chances proving costly.

Jon Parkin as been brought in this week to bolster the Rovers forward line and with two home games in four days coming up they will be hoping to get some more points on the board.

Rovers have three more games before the next international break, by which time they will be hoping to have Billy Sharp back to full fitness as well as a number of other players in contention after returning from injury.

Join The Vital Debate


Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It’s easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .


Bookmark and Share




Vital Doncaster on: facebook


Vital Doncaster on: twitter