Doncaster Rovers: We can handle Notts County physicality, says Conor Grant

Conor Grant
Conor Grant

Conor Grant believes Doncaster Rovers have enough quality to impose themselves on any game despite measures opposition teams may take to stop them.

Rovers are expecting to come up against another physical outfit in Notts County tonight, fresh from overcoming an encounter with robust Cheltenham Town at the weekend.

Grant says it is complimentary to Rovers that opposition teams should focus on stopping them.

“I think certainly over the last four or five games there’s been a lot of that,” Grant said.

“We’ve got to take that as a compliment.

“We know they know the quality we’ve got and they’re thinking of ways of trying to stop us.

“But we know there’s a lot of quality in this squad so we can impose ourselves on the game.”

On Notts County, Grant added: “We know they’re a physical team, well organised and recently they’ve been playing a 4-4-2 formation.

“They’re very well structured.

“They’ve got a lot of physical players and we need to impose ourselves on that and then we need to bring our game to that.

Rovers currently sit six wins away from securing promotion to League One.

Grant believes they can only look at the rest of a season on a game-by-game basis, looking to tick off each challenge along the way.

He said: “At this stage of the season every game is massive.

“But there is no point in looking ahead.

“We’ve just got to keep ticking the games off and playing it the way it is.

“We’re just focused solely on ourselves.

“Ultimately it’s what we do.

“We need to pick up wins and I’m sure we will do.”

Liam Mandeville and Joe Wright will continue to sit out for Rovers but should return at the weekend.