Sean O’Driscoll became the first Championship managerial casualty this season when the Doncaster manager was placed on gardening leave by the Rovers board and Dean Saunders has been tasked with the job of getting the Yorkshire club out of the relegation zone.
Donny have had a dreadful start to the season which was a continuation of poor results at the end of the last campaign and Saunders has stood down from his Wrexham post to step up three levels and try to resurrect the team’s fortunes.
It seems like an appropriate time to be bringing in a new manager with the team having taken just one point from seven matches and with a chance to get three points on the board at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Rovers can be backed at 6/4 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) and the players are likely to be motivated by the prospect of playing for a new manager who took his first training session on Friday.
Doncaster haven’t been getting hammered every week, losing 2-0 at Cardiff and Reading in their past two matches, although they do appear short of firepower with Billy Sharp on the sidelines.
James Hayter is 6/1 (bet365 – £200 free betting) to score the first goal against a Palace side that have had a solid start to the campaign which means they currently occupy 12th place in the league.
Manager Dougie Freedman will be urging his team to take advantage of the current disarray at the Keepmoat Stadium and an early away goal could see heads drop, with the Eagles 15/8 for victory.