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View From The Town End - Doncaster Rovers

Just over 24 hours to go until the Donny game and with that in mind, Lewis Ward from Doncaster Rovers blog Vikingsbloggen has been kind enough to give us his views on Saturday's bottom of the table clash.

How have you rated your start to the season?

Our season really couldn't have started any worse, with six league games gone we've managed to get one point and if I'm not mistaken that's the worst in the Football League. We're desperately in need of a win which will hopefully come on Saturday, sorry! We've only scored two goals in the league too so that desperately needs to improve as well. All in all our start has been horrendous and things need to improve, fast.

Early impressions of the Championship?

This year the Championship seems to be extremely competitive and even the teams we expect to be struggling are popping up with really surprising events, such as the Peterborough v Ipswich scoreline. The teams that were relegated into this league don't seem to be making a big impact, against everyone's expectations. Brighton and Southampton seem to be running away with the league at this stage, but time will tell.

What's your best memories of Reading v Doncaster?

I'm not old enough to remember many meetings between Reading and Donny so I've only seen us lose or draw. Last season provided a tasty encounter for both sides in our 4-3 defeat, I think that must be the best memory but its not a great one!

And the worst?

Last season when Reading came to the Keepmoat is probably my worst memory of games between the sides. You beat us 3-0, and ripped us apart for the majority of the game. The game started our awful run and we've only won twice in the league since. Cheers!

Who should Reading fans fear on Saturday?

Billy Sharp would have been the obvious answer, but as he is injured its a tough question. We should have Brian Stock back in action which will hopefully boost the side. Definitely fit though, James Hayter and Kyle Bennett can be dangerous and so can James Coppinger on his day. Mustapha Dumbuya is fast down the wing and can whip in a good cross, but with the performances we're putting in, none of the side are particularly threatening.

Who are Doncaster fans fearing?

We all know that Adam Le Fondre can be a big threat and scored plenty for Rotherham and Jimmy Kebe was unmanageable last year. If he's in as good a form this time round he could cause us problem after problem, so hopefully he's not in as good a condition!

Thanks again to Lewis and you can follow him on twitter @wardiddly

Match Prediction?

Seeing as we're both struggling lately, its going to be a tight affair but I think Rovers could just edge it. I'll go for an optimistic 2-1 Donny win.