2012–13 Doncaster Rovers F.C. season

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Doncaster Rovers
2012–13 season
Chairman John Ryan
Manager Dean Saunders (until 7 Jan.)
Brian Flynn (from 17 Jan.)
Stadium Keepmoat Stadium
League One 1st
(Champions)
FA Cup 2nd Round
Football League Cup 3rd Round
Top goalscorer League: Billy Paynter (15)
All: Billy Paynter (15)
Highest home attendance 12,785 vs. Sheffield United, 1 January
Lowest home attendance 4,030 vs. Chesterfield, 9 October
Average home league attendance 6,809
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012-13 season was Doncaster Rover's 10th consecutive season in The Football League. Doncaster were relegated at the end of the 2011-12 season, ending a four year stay in the Championship. They finished the season as Champions thus gaining promotion back to the second tier.

League One Data[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Doncaster Rovers 46 25 9 12 62 44 +18 84
P Bournemouth 46 24 11 11 76 53 +23 83
3 Brentford 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79
P Yeovil Town 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74
7 Leyton Orient 46 21 8 17 55 48 +7 71
8 Milton Keynes Dons 46 19 13 14 62 45 +17 70
9 Walsall 46 17 17 12 65 58 +7 68
10 Crawley Town 46 18 14 14 59 58 +1 68
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 58 48 +10 67
12 Notts County 46 16 17 13 61 49 +12 65
13 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 10 18 54 62 −8 64
14 Preston North End 46 14 17 15 54 49 +5 59
15 Coventry City* 46 18 11 17 66 59 +7 55
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 16 17 54 60 −6 55
17 Carlisle United 46 14 13 19 56 77 −21 55
18 Stevenage 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 54
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 9 23 46 59 −13 51
20 Colchester United 46 14 9 23 47 68 −21 51
R Scunthorpe United 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 48
R Bury 46 9 14 23 45 73 −28 41
R Hartlepool United 46 9 14 23 39 67 −28 41
R Portsmouth* 46 10 12 24 51 69 −18 32

* – Coventry City and Portsmouth deducted ten points

Promotion to Championship
Qualification to League One playoffs
Relegation to League Two


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 25 9 12 62 44 +18 84 10 5 8 26 23 +3 15 4 4 36 21 +15

Last updated: 28 April 2013.
Source:[citation needed]

Result round by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A A H A H H A H A A H H A A H H A H A A H H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H H H H A H A
Result W W L L W D D W L W D W W W L L W W W W D L W W D W W W L L D D D W W L W D W L W W L W L W
Position 2 2 5 9 9 10 12 10 11 10 9 7 6 5 6 9 8 4 3 2 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

Last updated: 28 April 2013.
Source:[citation needed]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Squad[edit]

Detailed Overview[edit]

As of 25 February 2013

No. Name Nat. Place of birth Date of birth Club apps. Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Previous club Date joined Fee Contract end
1 Neil Sullivan Scotland Sutton England 24 February 1970 204 0 28 0 Leeds United 15 May 2007 Free 30 June 2013
2 Paul Quinn Scotland Wishaw 21 July 1985 15 0 Cardiff City 9 August 2012 Free 30 June 2013
3 James Husband England Leeds 3 January 1994 14 0 N/A 21 November 2011 Trainee 30 July 2014
5 Rob Jones England Stockton-on-Tees 3 November 1979 14 2 Sheffield Wednesday 31 July 2012 Free 30 June 2015
6 Dave Syers England Leeds 19 October 1977 16 2 Bradford City 14 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
7 Martin Woods Scotland Airdrie 1 January 1986 124 9 Rotherham United 5 June 2007 Free 30 June 2013
8 Billy Paynter England Liverpool 13 July 1984 11 3 Leeds United 13 August 2012 Undisclosed 30 June 2014
9 Chris Brown England Doncaster 11 December 1984 49 17 Preston North End 14 July 2011 Free 30 June 2013
10 Robbie Blake England Middlesbrough 4 March 1976 7 0 Bolton Wanderers 27 June 2012 Free 30 June 2013
11 David Cotterill Wales Cardiff 4 December 1987 16 5 19 1 Barnsley 27 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
12 John Lundstram England Liverpool 18 February 1994 Everton 20 February 2013 Loan 20 March 2013
13 Jonathan Maxted England 26 October 1993 N/A 26 June 2012 Trainee 30 June 2013
14 Tommy Spurr England Leeds 30 September 1987 37 0 Sheffield Wednesday 28 June 2011 £200,000 30 June 2013
15 Liam Wakefield England Doncaster 9 April 1994 1 0 N/A 27 June 2012 Trainee 30 June 2013
16 Jamie McCombe England Pontefract 1 January 1983 11 0 Huddersfield Town 12 August 2012 Free 30 June 2014
17 Iain Hume Canada Edinburgh Scotland 30 October 1983 7 1 36 5 Preston North End 31 August 2012 Loan 30 May 2013
18 Emile Sinclair England Leeds 29 December 1987 Peterborough United 5 January 2013 Loan 30 May 2013
19 Andy Griffin England Higher End 17 March 1979 Free Agent 22 October 2012 Free 30 June 2013
20 James Harper England Chelmsford 9 November 1980 12 0 Hull City 17 August 2012 Free 30 June 2013
21 Lee Fowler Wales Cardiff 10 June 1983 Fleetwood Town 4 January 2013 Undisclosed 30 June 2013
22 Cameron Howieson New Zealand Blenheim 22 December 1994 4 0 Burnley 22 February 2013 Loan 31 May 2013
23 Kyle Bennett England Telford 9 September 1990 54 7 Bury 1 July 2011 £80,000 30 June 2013
25 Jordan Ball England Mansfield 12 September 1993 2 1 N/A 9 August 2011 Trainee 30 June 2013
26 James Coppinger England Guisborough 10 January 1981 341 35 Exeter City 30 June 2004 £30,000 30 June 2014
27 Josh Meade England - 16 April 1995 - - - - N/A Trainee -
29 Harry Middleton England - 12 April 1995 - - - - N/A Trainee -
30 Paul Keegan Republic of Ireland Dublin 5 July 1984 21 0 - - Bohemians 17 January 2011 Undisclosed 30 June 2013
31 Paddy Mullen England Doncaster 13 January 1994 N/A 22 June 2012 Trainee 30 June 2013
32 Jordan Binns England - 1 November 1994 - - - - N/A Trainee -
33 Gary Woods England Kettering 1 October 1990 49 0 Manchester United 26 March 2009 Free
Jake McCormick England York 21 February 1994 N/A Trainee 30 June 2013

Statistics[edit]

As of 28 April 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Neil Sullivan 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Scotland DF Paul Quinn 43 0 37+1 0 1 0 3 0 0+1 0
3 England DF James Husband 40 3 24+9 3 2 0 3 0 2 0
5 England DF Rob Jones 50 8 45 7 2 0 2 1 1 0
6 England MF Dave Syers 38 5 20+12 3 2 0 1+2 2 1 0
7 Scotland MF Martin Woods 20 2 15 1 1+1 1 2 0 1 0
8 England FW Billy Paynter 38 15 24+11 15 1 0 0+1 0 1 0
9 England FW Chris Brown 42 11 28+8 8 1+1 1 1+1 1 1+1 1
11 Wales MF David Cotterill 48 10 44 10 0 0 1+1 0 2 0
12 England MF John Lundstram (on loan from Everton) 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 England GK Jonathan Maxted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England DF Tommy Spurr 52 1 46 1 2 0 3 0 1 0
15 England DF Liam Wakefield 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
16 England DF Jamie McCombe 34 1 32 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 Canada FW Iain Hume (on loan from Preston North End) 35 7 24+8 6 1 1 1 0 0+1 0
18 England FW Emile Sinclair (on loan from Peterborough United) 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 England DF Andy Griffin 18 0 8+8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 England MF James Harper 29 0 19+8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
22 New Zealand MF Cameron Howieson (on loan from Burnley) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 England MF Kyle Bennett 38 3 26+9 3 0 0 1+1 0 1 0
24 Republic of Ireland MF Evan Finnegan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
25 England FW Jordan Ball 2 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 1
26 England MF James Coppinger 27 2 19+6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
27 England MF Josh Meade 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 England MF Harry Middleton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 Republic of Ireland MF Paul Keegan 30 1 22+3 1 2 0 2 0 1 0
31 England MF Paddy Mullen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England DF Jordan Binns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England GK Gary Woods 49 0 42 0 2 0 3 0 2 0
35 South Africa MF Dean Furman (on loan from Oldham Athletic) 8 0 6+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players currently out on loan:
21 Wales MF Lee Fowler (at Burton Albion) 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Jake McCormick (at Frickley Athletic) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who have left the club:
4 Curaçao DF Shelton Martis 12 0 3+6 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
10 England FW Robbie Blake 14 1 0+7 0 1+1 1 2+1 0 2 0
12 England MF Michael Woods 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
21 Northern Ireland MF Sammy Clingan 9 0 1+5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
5 DF Rob Jones  ENG 48
14 DF Tommy Spurr  ENG 3

Last updated: 28 April 2012
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 8 FW Billy Paynter 15 0 0 0 15
2 9 FW Chris Brown 8 1 1 1 11
3 11 MF David Cotterill 10 0 0 0 10
4 5 DF Rob Jones 7 0 1 0 8
5 17 FW Iain Hume 6 1 0 0 7
6 6 MF Dave Syers 3 0 2 0 5
7 23 MF Kyle Bennett 3 0 0 0 3
3 DF James Husband 3 0 0 0 3
Own Goals 3 0 0 0 3
10 10 FW Robbie Blake 0 2 0 0 2
26 MF James Coppinger 2 0 0 0 2
7 MF Martin Woods 1 1 0 0 2
13 25 FW Jordan Ball 0 0 0 1 1
30 MF Paul Keegan 1 0 0 0 1
16 DF Jamie McCombe 1 0 0 0 1
14 DF Tommy Spurr 1 0 0 0 1
Total 64 4 4 2 74

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
2 DF Paul Quinn 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
3 DF James Husband 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
4 DF Shelton Martis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF Rob Jones 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
6 MF Dave Syers 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
7 MF Martin Woods 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 FW Billy Paynter 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
9 FW Chris Brown 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
10 FW Robbie Blake 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
11 MF David Cotterill 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
12 MF John Lundstram 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 DF Tommy Spurr 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 DF Jamie McCombe 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
17 FW Iain Hume 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
19 DF Andy Griffin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 MF James Harper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Sammy Clingan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Lee Fowler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 MF Kyle Bennett 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
26 MF James Coppinger 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 MF Paul Keegan 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
33 GK Gary Woods 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
35 MF Dean Furman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 67 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 77 2

Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
30 MF  IRL Paul Keegan 28 Signed 1 year June 2013 Official Site
3 DF  ENG James Husband 18 Signed 3 years June 2015 Official Site
19 DF  ENG Andy Griffin 33 Signed 6 months June 2013 Official Site

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
6 MF Dave Syers EU  ENG 24 Free Transfer Bradford City Summer 2014 Free Sky Sports
25 FW Jordan Ball EU  ENG 18 Promoted Youth system Summer 2013 Youth system Official Site
31 MF Paddy Mullen EU  ENG 18 Promoted Youth system Summer 2013 Youth system Official Site
MF Jake McCormick EU  ENG 18 Promoted Youth system Summer 2013 Youth system Official Site
15 DF Liam Wakefield EU  ENG 18 Promoted Youth system Summer 2013 Youth system Official Site
13 GK Jonathan Maxted EU  ENG 18 Promoted Youth system Summer 2013 Youth system Official Site
10 FW Robbie Blake EU  ENG 36 Free Transfer Bolton Wanderers Summer 2013 Free BBC Sport
11 MF David Cotterill EU  WAL 24 Free Transfer Barnsley Summer 2014 Free BBC Sport
5 DF Rob Jones EU  ENG 32 Free Transfer Sheffield Wednesday Summer 2014 Free BBC Sport
2 DF Paul Quinn EU  SCO 27 Free Transfer Cardiff City Wales Summer 2013 Free BBC Sport
16 DF Jamie McCombe EU  ENG 29 Free Transfer Huddersfield Town Summer 2014 Free BBC Sport
8 FW Billy Paynter EU  ENG 28 Transfer Leeds United Summer 2014 Undisclosed Sky Sports
20 MF James Harper EU  ENG 31 Free Transfer Hull City Summer 2013 Free BBC Sport
12 MF Michael Woods EU  ENG 22 Free Transfer Free Agent N/A Free BBC Sport
19 DF Andy Griffin EU  ENG 33 Free Transfer Free Agent N/A Free BBC Sport
21 MF Sammy Clingan EU  NIR 28 Free Transfer Free Agent Month-to-Month Free Sky Sports
21 MF Lee Fowler EU  WAL 29 Transfer Fleetwood Town Winter 2013 Undisclosed BBC Sport

Loans In[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source
17 FW Iain Hume  CAN
 SCO
30 Preston North End 31 August BBC Sport
18 FW Emile Sinclair  ENG 25 Peterborough United 5 January 30 May Sky Sports
12 MF John Lundstram  ENG 20 Everton 20 February 31 May BBC Sport
22 MF Cameron Howieson  NZL 18 Burnley 21 February 31 May BBC Sport
35 MF Dean Furman  RSA 24 Oldham Athletic 14 March 31 May BBC Sport

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
17 MF Giles Barnes  ENG 23 Out of Contract Houston Dynamo Summer Free 36 1 Sky Sports
25 MF James Baxendale  ENG 19 Out of Contract Walsall Summer Free 3 0 BBC Sport
29 DF Bouhenna  ALG
 FRA
20 Out of Contract Summer Free 0 0 Sky Sports
6 DF James Chambers  ENG 31 Out of Contract Walsall Summer Free 97 0 Sky Sports
39 DF Pascal Chimbonda  FRA 33 Out of Contract Summer Free 15 0 Sky Sports
10 FW El Hadji Diouf  SEN 31 Out of Contract Leeds United Summer Free 23 6 LUFC Site
24 DF Mustapha Dumbuya  ENG 24 Out of Contract Portsmouth Summer Free 38 0 Portsmouth FC
18 MF Simon Gillett  ENG 26 Out of Contract Nottingham Forest Summer Free 81 4 TeamTalk
12 FW James Hayter  ENG 33 Out of Contract Yeovil Town Summer Free 178 39 BBC Sport
21 DF Sam Hird  ENG 24 Free Transfer Chesterfield Summer Free 164 2 BBC Sport
11 DF Adam Lockwood  ENG 30 Free Transfer Bury Summer Free 179 8 BBC Sport
16 MF John Oster  WAL
 ENG
33 Out of Contract Barnet Summer Free 120 2 BBC Sport
20 DF John Radford  ENG 18 Out of Contract Summer Free 0 0 Sky Sports
41 DF Habib Beye  SEN 34 Contract Terminated Summer Free 22 2 BBC Sports
3 DF George Friend  ENG 24 Transfer Middlesbrough Summer Undisclosed 35 1 BBC Sport
2 DF James O'Connor  ENG 27 Transfer Derby County Summer Undisclosed 212 5 BBC Sport
8 MF Brian Stock  WAL
 ENG
30 Transfer Burnley Summer Undisclosed 188 22 BBC Sport
21 MF Sammy Clingan  NIR 28 Released Free Agent Winter N/A 8 0 BBC Sport
4 DF Shelton Martis  CUW 30 Contract Termiated Free Agent Free 68 4 BBC Sport

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Loans out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source
13 GK Jonathon Maxted  ENG 20 Goole Town September 18 September Official Football Conference League site Official Football Conference League site
15 DF Liam Wakefield  ENG 20 Bradford Park Avenue 17 August October Official Site
25 FW Jordan Ball  ENG 20 Belper Town 17 August 8 October Official Site Official Site
MF Jake McCormick  ENG 20 Frickley Athletic 17 August Official Site
26 MF James Coppinger  ENG 31 Nottingham Forest 31 August 30 December BBC Sport BBC Sport
13 GK Jonathon Maxted  ENG 20 Gainsborough Trinity 30 October Official Site
1 GK Neil Sullivan  SCO 43 Wimbledon 16 November 9 March BBC Sport BBC Sport
10 MF Lee Fowler  WAL 29 Forest Green Rovers 26 February March BBC Sport
10 MF Lee Fowler  WAL 29 Burton Albion 28 March BBC Sport

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Fixtures[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

League One[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

References[edit]