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Matchday in feature: Doncaster Rovers v Charlton Athletic

26 March 2022

Doncaster Rovers will hope to pick up a huge three points in their bid for Sky Bet League One survival as Charlton Athletic travel to the Eco Power Stadium this weekend.

📅 Match details

Kick-off in South Yorkshire is 15:00 on Saturday 26 March, with Charlton Athletic making the trip up the M1.

The man in the middle, referee Sam Allison, will be joined by linesmen Adam Clayton and Conor Brown with Paul Evans as fourth official.

👔 At the helm

It’s very much a case of two inexperienced managers going head-to-head at the Eco Power Stadium, with Gary McSheffrey taking on Johnnie Jackson.

Former Coventry City winger McSheffrey earned his first permanent job in management with Doncaster after originally being given the job on an interim basis following the departure of Richie Wellens in December.

However, with a 0-0 stalemate last time out away at fellow strugglers Fleetwood Town and no victory in their last four, McSheffrey will be desperate to guide his side to three points when the Addicks visit town.

Addicks legend Jackson was also given his first permanent managerial job at The Valley after a successful spell as caretaker boss. Jackson has been with the South London Club since 2010, and after hanging up his boots in 2018, he joined the coaching set up at Charlton.

After Nigel Adkins left his position in October 2021, there was only one man to step up to the job, and after impressing as caretaker boss, with nine wins in 13, Jackson was given the managerial role permanently in December.

🔑 Key man

In a season of struggle for Doncaster Rovers, Tommy Rowe has been a real standout. Former Rovers captain Rowe rejoined the Club in Summer 2021 after a two-year stint at Championship side Bristol City.

With six goals to his name this season from the left wing, now 33, Doncaster will be hoping Rowe can use his experience to guide them to victory come 17:00 on Saturday afternoon.

Former Preston North End forward Jayden Stockley originally arrived at The Valley on loan in January 2021, and after impressing, earned himself a permanent contract with Charlton.

Having scored eight League goals already this season, the physical forward has certainly proved a worthwhile addition and has formed a flourishing partnership with fellow striker Conor Washington.

📈 Form guide

Doncaster Rovers, who occupy 23rd-place, currently sit four points away from safety in League One and hold the worst record for goal difference in the division. Having struggled to find the back of the net for the majority of the season, after an away draw last time out, Rovers will be hoping to use the home advantage to spur them on to victory.

Charlton Athletic, meanwhile, find themselves on a two-match winning streak, after back-to-back home victories against Gillingham and Burton Albion.

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