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Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Barrow

14 February 2023

Match Previews

Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Barrow

14 February 2023

Learn about Tuesday night's opponents and get all the key information you need before Barrow's trip to South Yorkshire.

Doncaster Rovers vs Barrow
Tuesday 14th February, kick-off 7:45pm
Eco-Power Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

Doncaster Rovers were officially relegated from League One on the final day when a draw with Oxford United was not enough to prevent them from slipping back into the fourth tier.

In truth, the demotion was all but confirmed before kick-off, with Rovers sitting three points from safety but with a substantially worse goal difference than their rivals.

A tricky start to 2021/22 saw Rovers collect just one point from their first six outings in the league and they didn’t taste victory until mid-September when Morecambe were beaten in South Yorkshire.

However, consistent form was still an issue and boss Richie Wellens paid the price for just three wins in 19 league games when he was sacked in December with the club sitting 23rd in the table.

They produced a shock 1-0 win at Sunderland at the start of February 2022, but just two victories in their next 11 saw them slide down into the danger zone and they never recovered.

After a slow start this season, Donny are now pushing for a return to the league above, with the South Yorkshire outfit just sitting outside the play-off places ahead of Tuesday night.

The Venue
Doncaster Rovers moved to The Eco-Power Stadium (formerly known as The Keepmoat Stadium) in 2006 after it was constructed at an approximate cost of £20m.

The stadium is home not only to Rovers but also their women's team, Doncaster Belles.

It has an all-seated capacity of just over 15,200 and away fans can expect to be seated in the North Stand when visiting.

Head To Head
Barrow's most recent encounter with Doncaster Rovers came when both clubs were in the Conference back in the 1998/99 campaign.

We met in the first month of the season at Holker Street when a late Marc Coates strike rescued a point in a 2-2 draw in a game in which The Bluebirds had led through an early own goal.

Rovers took the points in the return fixture at Belle Vue in November when Coates was again on target but with what proved to be mere consolation during a 2-1 defeat.

Thomas Kirk will be the man in the middle in South Yorkshire and will oversee his second game of 2022/23 involving The Bluebirds.

Kirk officiated the Papa John's Trophy shootout victory away at Fleetwood Town in August, and refereed Doncaster Rovers' home defeat to Mansfield Town just four days later.

Hristo Karaivanov and Gareth Viccars have been assigned linesman duties and Garreth Rhodes will be the Fourth Official at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Tickets will be able to be purhcased at the Eco-Power Stadium for away fans.

Live Streaming
We’re delighted to confirm that we’ll be live streaming all the action on iFollow for supporters both in the UK and abroad.

Our live coverage will also benefit from the commentary of BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson.

Video Match Passes are on sale right now priced at just £10 and every fan who buys on will be directly supporting The Bluebirds.

Click here now to visit the Doncaster Rovers v Barrow Match Centre and snap up your Video Match Pass.

Live Commentary
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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