all to play for – doncaster manager grant mccann

14:00    16 May 2019

Grant McCann
Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann says his side has everything to play for as they head into the return leg of their EFL League One semifinal playoff at Charlton Athletic tomorrow night.

Charlton won the first leg 2-1 away at the Keepmoat Stadium last weekend, thanks to goals from Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo. Matt Blair netted a late reply for Doncaster.

Read: Charlton’s Aribo happy to continue scoring form in playoffs

The return game at The Valley in London on Friday night – which will be live on Fox Sports 1 from 20h40 CAT – sees Rovers looking to turn the tie on its head.

“We are right in this tie, it is half time and we are one goal down so there is everything to play for,” said McCann on his club’s official website.

“I don’t want anyone think we are content with where we are, we have every respect for Charlton but we’re the last team to win there in November and we’re going to give everything to try and repeat that.”

The manager added, “The fans have been brilliant with us this season, at away games they’ve been there in numbers and made plenty of noise which can really help. Every single person going down on Friday has a role to play in helping us in the match.

“There are times we will need encouragement and times we will need patience, our supporters have been there come what main all season. That is really appreciated by everyone at the club and we will give everything we can in return.”

The aggregate winners will advance to play for promotion to the Championship against either Sunderland or Portsmouth.
 

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