DONCASTER ROVERS: Easy does it says Gary Woods!

In the limelight: Keeper Gary Woods was outstanding at Swindon.                                     Picture: Steve parkin
In the limelight: Keeper Gary Woods was outstanding at Swindon. Picture: Steve parkin

DONCASTER Rovers keeper Gary Woods is hoping that he won’t be as busy as he was against Swindon Town last weekend in Saturday’s home game Coventry City.

The 22-year-old was the star of Rovers’ battling 1-1 draw at the County Ground, making a series of saves to keep the visitors in the game.

“Obviously being a goalkeeper there are going to be times when you are going to be in the limelight for good or bad things, that’s just how it is,” he said.

“We also host MK Dons next week and obviously they are two tough home games but we want to win the league and to do that we need to win our home games.

“Our away form is good, we’ve only lost once in the league, but if you don’t win your home games it counts for nothing.

“We knew before we went to Swindon that it would be hard and that we’d have to work hard and in the end it paid off.

“We had hoped to pick up all three points but if they continue to play like they did on Saturday then I don’t think that many teams will go there in the second half of the season and pick up a result.

“Certainly on that form they’ll be challenging for a top-six spot. I don’t think that we were at our best. But when you pick up a result when you haven’t played particularly well, that is generally the sign of a good side. I think we needed a break this week after all the games we’ve had of late,” he said.

“Some of the lads have been carrying injuries or getting over bugs, so it’s been good not to have had a midweek game and to have had time to properly prepare for Coventry on Saturday.

“They came down with us last season and made a poorish start. But Mark Robins has come in as manager and he’s given everyone a new lease of life and he’s starting to turn things around.

“They are a bit off the pace at the moment but there is still a long way to go and if they can put a run together, like we have on several occasions this season, they could be right up there.

“We put a run of eight unbeaten games together and we’ve bounced back after successive home defeats with another good run of five unbeaten and that’s promotion form.”

Rovers skipper Rob Jones is one of three nominations for the November League One Player of the Month.

The two other candidates are Leyton Orient’s veteran striker Kevin Lisbie and Brentford keeper Simon Moore.

The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.