Doncaster Rovers: Enjoyment is the game

Celebrations: Rob Jones is mobbed by his teammates after giving Rovers the lead.    Picture: Dean Atkins
Celebrations: Rob Jones is mobbed by his teammates after giving Rovers the lead. Picture: Dean Atkins

ROB Jones had Doncaster smiling again on Saturday - and then declared that enjoying the promotion run-in will bring out the best in Rovers.

It was a case of cometh the hour, cometh the man, as Jones’ eighth goal of the season was enough to beat Tranmere, guarantee a play-off spot and move Rovers seven points clear of third placed Yeovil.

Remaining calm and enjoying the challenge of securing automatic promotion is now key in Doncaster’s final four fixtures, according to Jones.

He said: “There is no pressure at this football club. Pressure is something you put on yourself. I’ve told the lads time and time again to just go and play football.

“Work as hard as you can for ninety minutes, do the right things at the right times. You will make mistakes, that’s a fact.

“It’s great to be in the position we are in, seven points clear of third. You shouldn’t feel pressure at this stage, you should enjoy your football.

“It doesn’t happen very often in your whole career. Enjoy it because you don’t get the chance to be in this position very often.

“Sometimes you’re fighting for your lives, other times you’re fighting for nothing. We’re in a privileged position.

“We are a very good side. We have very good individuals but overall we’re a very good team with a very good team spirit.

“We have the right ingredients to take us a long way.

“But there’s still a long way to go and we’ve got to make sure we do what we need to do.

“There’s lots of work still to be done. The message is please do not take your foot off the pedal.

“We’ve shown what we can do over these last couple of games and we want to see that again.

“It’s four games to go. We’ve got to win as many as we can because it could go right down to the wire.”

On Saturday’s hard earned win, Jones added: “We just had to be patient and stick to our gameplan.

“On another day we could have won two or three nil and it wouldn’t have flattered us.

“The most important thing for us is to keep on winning games. It doesn’t matter what the result it as long as we put three points on the board.”