Doncaster Rovers: No motivation in denting MK Dons’ promotion hopes says Rob Jones

Rob Jones
Rob Jones

Rob Jones says the chance of having a say in the League One promotion race is no motivation for Rovers tonight.

Rovers visit an MK Dons side who could go second in the table tonight, or could drop as many as four points off automatic promotion with only two games to play.

But club captain Jones says Rovers are only focused on themselves heading to stadium:mk and their desire to finish the season as strongly as possible.

“We just need to look after ourselves,” Jones told the Star. “We owe no one any favours.

“We need to finish as strong as possible so that means going to MK Dons and trying to get something out of the game.

“We’ve got three games to go and we want as many points as we can from those three.

“The promotion race isn’t really an influence.

“It’s an occasion we go and embrace. All the pressure is on them, there’s little on us.

“The only pressure on us is that what we put on ourselves.

“We go there to enjoy it. We’re going there to win.”

Luke McCullough is back in contention for tonight’s game after missing the last four matches with a knee problem.

But he may have difficulty dislodging current centre half pairing Jones and Andy Butler.

Since Jones returned to the side two games ago – after seven months out with his own knee problem – Rovers have not conceded.

Jones said: “It’s nice. Two clean sheets and a goal.

“It’s good to be back.

“I’ve had to be very careful, holding onto the reins a bit tighter than usual.

“I’m fit, I feel good and long may that continue, touch wood.

“I want to finish the season as strongly as possible and play as many games as I can.”

Boss Paul Dickov confirmed Paul Keegan will not play again this season as he recovers from knee cartilage surgery.