Date: 5th April 2018 at 7:16pm
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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says they tried to rearrange the AFC Wimbledon clash for this week only for the Dons to decide against it.

The clash at the Keepmoat Stadium on Easter Monday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and with Doncaster already facing a huge fixture pileup in the final month of the season, the club wanted to play it later in the week.

Doncaster already had seven more games to play in the final month of the season before the Wimbledon clash was postponed and they will now have to play eight games in the final 28-days of the season.

“We did try and get it rearranged for the same week, possibly the Tuesday or the Wednesday night,” Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“We were worried about Tuesday night and whether the pitch would have been playable because that would have meant Wimbledon staying here.

“We went for the Wednesday night but Wimbledon decided against it.

“It is now 1st May so it means we have a hectic schedule the last couple of weeks.”

The new date for the Wimbledon clash means five of Doncaster`s last six games of the season will be at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster saw their games with Bury (snow) and Blackburn Rovers (international call-ups) postponed in March and they have both been rearranged in the final three weeks of the season.

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