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More than 4,000 Grimsby Town fans will descend on the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow for a first league meeting with Doncaster Rovers since 1990.

Friday, 16th December 2016, 05:00 am
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 09:06 am

And Rovers boss Darren Ferguson reckons it is the “perfect game” for his men following their defeat at Plymouth Argyle last weekend.

“There’ll be a big crowd, they’re bringing 4,000 and it’s an early kick-off,” said Ferguson.

“It’s a game I’m looking forward to, and for me it’s the perfect game to have after a defeat.

“Their fans might add an edge to the game but I think that might suit us. I think there’ll be a good atmosphere. And I’m quite happy for there to be an extra edge.

“Sometimes when you’re at home and you’re always trying to force the tempo it can go a little flat. But tomorrow I think there’ll always be an atmosphere to it. Hopefully their fans won’t be too loud though!

“But if I was a player I’d prefer to play in that sort of atmosphere, that’s for sure.”

Rovers are yet to suffer back-to-back defeats in the league this term, a record they will hope to keep intact this weekend.

“I think we’ve bounced back well from defeats,” said Ferguson. “We need to concentrate on getting our standards right.

“If we get to the level of the last two home games, then that’s the sort of level I’m looking at and for me that will be enough to win games.”