2010–11 Doncaster Rovers F.C. season

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Doncaster Rovers
2010–11 season
Chairman John Ryan
Manager Sean O'Driscoll
Championship -
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Billy Sharp & James Coppinger (6)
All: Billy Sharp & James Coppinger (6)
Highest home attendance 13,293 V Leeds United (17 Sep 2010)
Lowest home attendance 4,603 V Accrington Stanley (10 Aug 2010)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 season was the 131st season in Doncaster Rovers Football Club's existence, and their 3rd consecutive year in the second tier of English football.

Pre-season[edit]

Doncaster's first pre-season friendly was an away game against local team Askern Villa. They hosted newly promoted Premier League new boys West Bromwich Albion at the Keepmoat Stadium on 27 July, followed by a trip by local rivals and recently relegated Sheffield Wednesday on 31 July, again at the Keepmoat.

Players[edit]

First team[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Neil Sullivan Scotland GK (1970-02-24) 24 February 1970 (age 45) Leeds United First team goalkeeper
33 Gary Woods England GK (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 24) Manchester United
Defenders
2 James O'Connor England RB (1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 30) Bournemouth
6 James Chambers England RB (1980-11-20) 20 November 1980 (age 34) Leicester City
24 Mustapha Dumbuya England RB (1988-02-03) 3 February 1988 (age 27) Grays Athletic
11 Adam Lockwood England CB (1981-10-26) 26 October 1981 (age 33) Yeovil Town Vice captain
4 Shelton Martis Netherlands Antilles CB (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 32) West Bromwich Albion
23 Byron Webster England CB (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 28) FK SIAD Most
21 Sam Hird England CB (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 27) Leeds United
5 Wayne Thomas England CB (1979-05-17) 17 May 1979 (age 36) Southampton
3 George Friend England LB (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 27) Wolverhampton Wanderers
Midfielders
15 Mark Wilson England DM (1979-02-09) 9 February 1979 (age 36) FC Dallas
22 Dean Shiels England RW (1985-02-01) 1 February 1985 (age 30) Hibernian
26 James Coppinger England RW (1981-01-18) 18 January 1981 (age 34) Exeter City
8 Brian Stock Wales CM (1981-12-24) 24 December 1981 (age 33) Preston North End Captain
7 Martin Woods Scotland LM (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 29) Rotherham United
18 Simon Gillett England CM (1985-11-06) 6 November 1985 (age 29) Southampton
14 Josh Payne England MC (1990-11-25) 25 November 1990 (age 24) West Ham United
34 Robbie Clark England CM (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 24) Youth academy Reserve team player
16 John Oster Wales RW (1978-12-08) 8 December 1978 (age 36) Crystal Palace
Strikers
9 Steve Brooker England ST (1981-05-21) 21 May 1981 (age 34) Bristol City
10 Billy Sharp England ST (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 29) Sheffield United
12 James Hayter England ST (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979 (age 36) Bournemouth
29 Waide Fairhurst England ST (1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 26) Youth academy Reserve team player
36 Bradley Grayson England ST (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 23) Youth academy Reserve team player

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 8 November 2010
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Neil Sullivan 16 0 15 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF England James O'Connor 14 1 13 1 0 0 1 0
3 DF England George Friend 11 1 10 1 0 0 1 0
4 MF Netherlands Antilles Shelton Martis 12 0 11 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF England Wayne Thomas 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF England James Chambers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF England Martin Woods 13 1 13 1 0 0 0 0
8 MF Wales Brian Stock 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW England Steve Brooker 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
10 FW England Billy Sharp 13 6 13 6 0 0 0 0
11 DF England Adam Lockwood 11 0 10 0 0 0 1 0
12 FW England James Hayter 9 3 8 3 0 0 1 0
14 MF England Josh Payne 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 MF England Mark Wilson 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF Wales John Oster 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF England Ryan Mason 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF England Simon Gillett 11 1 11 1 0 0 0 0
19 FW Northern Ireland David Healy 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
20 DF England Joseph Mills 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF England Sam Hird 9 0 8 0 0 0 1 0
22 MF Northern Ireland Dean Shiels 14 3 13 3 0 0 1 0
23 DF England Byron Webster 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF England Mustapha Dumbuya 13 0 12 0 0 0 1 0
26 MF England James Coppinger 15 6 15 6 0 0 0 0
29 FW England Waide Fairhurst 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 GK England Gary Woods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF England Robert Clark 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
35   England Brett Lucas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 FW England Bradley Grayson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
37   England Aaron Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38   England Robert Oldham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Results[edit]

Championship[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Team kit[edit]

This season, Doncaster Rovers will be sponsored by Nike, after their deal with previous sponsor Vandanal expired. Their shirt sponsor has changed to One Call Insurance who previously sponsored the club during their days in the Football Conference.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

First team

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
3 LB England Friend 21 EU Wolverhampton WanderersEngland Transfer Summer 2012 Free
10 FW England Sharp 24 EU Sheffield United Transfer Summer 2013 £1.15M
18 CM England Gillett 24 EU SouthamptonEngland Transfer Summer 2013 Free
14 CM England Payne 19 EU West Ham United Transfer Summer 2010 Free
5 CB England Thomas 30 EU SouthamptonEngland Transfer Summer 2011 Free

Last updated: 8 May

Reserves and academy

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source

Last updated: 8 May

Total spending: Decrease £1.15 million

Out[edit]

First team

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
7 FW England Guy 24 EU MK Dons Contract expired Summer Free
14 FW Republic of Ireland Heffernan 28 EU Sheffield Wednesday Contract expired Summer Free
3 LB England Roberts 32 EU Derby County Contract expired Summer Free
18 LB Scotland McDaid 23 EU Carlisle United Contract expired Summer Free
10 CM England Spicer 26 EU Notts County Contract expired Summer Free
13 GK England Smith 23 EU Shrewsbury Town Contract expired Summer Free
14 CM England Payne 20 EU Oxford United Contract expired Winter Free

Last updated: 7 July

Reserves and academy

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
35 DF England Fisher 18 EU Released Contract expired Summer Free

Last updated: 7 July

Total income: Increase £0 million

Loaned in[edit]

# Pos Player From Start End
17 AMC Ryan Mason Tottenham Hotspur 13 August 2010 Present
20 LB Joseph Mills Southampton 19 October 2010 Present
19 FW David Healy Sunderland 4 November 2010 Present
CB Matthew Kilgallon Sunderland 9 January 2011 Present

Loaned out[edit]

# Pos Player To Start End
14 MC Josh Payne Oxford 1 September 2010 31 December 2010
35 MC Robbie Clark Sheffield F.C. 9 October 2010 Present

References[edit]