2013–14 Doncaster Rovers F.C. season

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Doncaster Rovers
2013–14 season
Chairman John Ryan
Manager Paul Dickov
Stadium Keepmoat Stadium
Championship 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup 3rd Round
Football League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Chris Brown (9)
All: Chris Brown (9)
Highest home attendance 12,609 vs Sheffield Wednesday
(Champ, 22 Mar 14)
Lowest home attendance 4,368 vs Rochdale
(LC, 6 Aug 13)
Average home league attendance 8,420

The 2013–14 season was Doncaster Rover's 11th consecutive season in the Football League and their 5th season in the second tier of English football, following their promotion from League One in the 2012–13 season. They were relegated back to the third tier at the end of the season, after finishing in 22nd place in the Championship.

Championship data[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
20 Blackpool 46 11 13 22 38 66 −28 46
21 Birmingham City 46 11 11 24 58 74 −16 44
22 Doncaster Rovers (R) 46 11 11 24 39 70 −31 44 Relegation to the 2014–15 Football League One
23 Barnsley (R) 46 9 12 25 44 77 −33 39
24 Yeovil Town (R) 46 8 13 25 44 75 −31 37

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Result 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 11 11 24 39 70 −31 44 9 4 10 27 32 −5 2 7 14 12 38 −26

Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Source:[citation needed]

Result 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 H H A H A A H A H H A A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A H H A H A A H H A H A A H H A H A H A
Result L W D L D L D W L W L L L D W L W D L L L L D L L W D W D L D L L W W D W L W L L L L D L L
Position 23 12 11 19 13 18 19 17 18 16 17 17 20 21 18 20 18 15 20 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 20 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 18 19 19 19 19 19 21 22

Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Source:[citation needed]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Avec
Sponsor(s): One Call Insurance

Home
Away

Last updated: 11 September 2012.
Source: Historical Football Kit – NPower Championship 2013–14

Squad[edit]

Detailed overview[edit]

No. Name Position (s) Nationality Place of Birth Date of Birth (Age) Club caps Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Signed from Date signed Fee Contract End
Goalkeepers
1 Ross Turnbull GK England Bishop Auckland (1985-01-04) 4 January 1985 (age 29) 31 0 Chelsea 31 July 2013 Free 30 June 2014
13 Jonathan Maxted GK England (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 20) Academy 26 June 2012 Trainee 30 June 2014
Defenders
2 Paul Quinn RB/CB Scotland Wishaw (1985-07-21) 21 July 1985 (age 29) 65 1 Cardiff City 9 August 2012 Free 30 June 2015
3 James Husband LB/LM England Leeds (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 20) 60 4 Academy 21 November 2011 Trainee 30 June 2014
5 Rob Jones CB England Stockton-on-Tees (1979-11-03) 3 November 1979 (age 34) 63 9 Sheffield Wednesday 31 July 2012 Free 30 June 2015
12 Luke McCullough CB Northern Ireland Portadown (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 20) 14 0 Manchester United 25 July 2013 Free 30 June 2015
14 Bongani Khumalo CB/LB South Africa Manzini (1987-01-06) 6 January 1987 (age 27) 27 1 41 1 Tottenham Hotspur 31 July 2013 Free 31 May 2014
15 Liam Wakefield CB/RB England Doncaster (1994-04-09) 9 April 1994 (age 20) 7 1 Academy 27 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
16 Jamie McCombe CB England Pontefract (1983-01-01) 1 January 1983 (age 31) 35 1 Huddersfield Town 12 August 2012 Free 30 June 2014
Midfielders
4 Dean Furman CM South Africa Cape Town (1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 26) 28 1 17 1 Oldham Athletic 12 July 2013 Free 30 June 2015
7 Mark Duffy LM/RM England Liverpool (1985-11-07) 7 November 1985 (age 28) 27 2 Scunthorpe United 13 July 2013 Free 30 June 2016
11 David Cotterill LM/RM Wales Cardiff (1987-12-04) 4 December 1987 (age 26) 73 11 20 1 Barnsley 27 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
18 Paul Keegan CM Republic of Ireland Dublin (1984-07-05) 5 July 1984 (age 30) 59 1 Bohemians 17 January 2011 Undisclosed 30 June 2014
19 Richie Wellens CM England Moston, Manchester (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 34) 125 10 Leicester City 2 August 2013 Free 30 January 2014
20 James Harper CM England Chelmsford (1980-11-09) 9 November 1980 (age 33) 29 0 Hull City 17 August 2012 Free 30 June 2014
21 Marc de Val DM Spain Blanes (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Real Madrid 24 June 2013 Free 30 June 2015
25 Harry Forrester AM/CF England Milton Keynes (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 23) 7 1 Brentford 31 July 2013 Free 30 June 2016
26 James Coppinger RW/LW England Guisborough (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 33) 388 38 Exeter City 30 June 2004 £30,000 30 June 2014
Forwards
8 Billy Paynter CF/RW England Liverpool (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 30) 49 14 Leeds United 13 August 2012 Undisclosed 30 June 2014
9 Chris Brown CF England Doncaster (1984-12-11) 11 December 1984 (age 29) 99 29 Preston North End 14 July 2011 Free 30 June 2015
22 Theo Robinson CF/RW Jamaica Birmingham (1989-01-22) 22 January 1989 (age 25) 22 5 6 0 Derby County 15 August 2013 Undisclosed 30 June 2015
23 Kyle Bennett RW/LW/CF England Telford (1990-09-09) 9 September 1990 (age 23) 81 8 Bury 1 July 2011 £80,000 30 June 2015

Statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Ross Turnbull 31 0 28 0 1 0 2 0
2 Scotland DF Paul Quinn 37 0 31+4 0 1 0 0+1 0
3 England DF James Husband 30 1 28 1 0 0 2 0
4 South Africa MF Dean Furman 35 1 25+7 1 1 0 2 0
5 England DF Rob Jones 14 1 12 1 0 0 2 0
6 England MF Dave Syers 4 0 0+2 0 1 0 0+1 0
7 England MF Mark Duffy 39 2 28+8 2 1 0 1+1 0
8 England FW Billy Paynter 12 1 1+8 0 0+1 0 0+2 1
9 England FW Chris Brown 43 9 38+2 9 1 0 2 0
10 England FW Billy Sharp (on loan from Southampton) 16 4 15+1 4 0 0 0 0
11 Wales MF David Cotterill 43 4 25+15 4 1 0 2 0
12 Northern Ireland DF Luke McCullough 15 0 13+1 0 1 0 0 0
13 England GK Jonathan Maxted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 South Africa DF Bongani Khumalo (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 32 1 30 0 0 0 2 1
15 England DF Liam Wakefield 5 1 3+1 0 1 1 0 0
16 England DF Jamie McCombe 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
17 Romania DF Gabriel Tamaș 14 0 13+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 Republic of Ireland MF Paul Keegan 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
19 England MF Richie Wellens 39 0 36+1 0 0 0 2 0
20 Ivory Coast DF Abdoulaye Méïté 21 1 21 1 0 0 0 0
21 Spain MF Marc de Val 5 0 2+3 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jamaica FW Theo Robinson 32 5 19+12 5 0 0 1 0
23 England MF Kyle Bennett 4 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0
25 England MF Harry Forrester 9 1 3+4 0 0+1 1 0+1 0
26 England MF James Coppinger 43 4 34+7 4 0 0 2 0
27 Australia DF Lucas Neill 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
28 England DF Louis Tomlinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 England FW Alex Peterson 5 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0
31 Republic of Ireland DF Enda Stevens (on loan from Aston Villa) 14 0 11+2 0 1 0 0 0
33 England GK Sam Johnstone (on loan from Manchester United) 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
34 England FW Jordan Bowery (on loan from Aston Villa) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Martin Woods 5 0 3+1 0 1 0 0 0
Players who left the club during the season:
10 Italy FW Federico Macheda (on loan Manchester United) 15 3 12+3 3 0 0 0 0
20 England MF James Harper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 South Korea DF Yun Suk-Young (on loan from Queens Park Rangers) 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
32 England DF Reece Wabara (on loan from Manchester City) 15 0 13 0 0 0 2 0

Captains[edit]

As of 26 October 2013
No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
5 DF Rob Jones  ENG 13 Club captain

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.

Goals record[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Rank No. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 9 FW Chris Brown 9 0 0 9
2 22 FW Theo Robinson 5 0 0 5
3 10 FW Billy Sharp 4 0 0 4
26 MF James Coppinger 4 0 0 4
5 10 FW Federico Macheda 3 0 0 3
7 MF Mark Duffy 3 0 0 3
11 MF David Cotterill 3 0 0 3
8 2 DF Paul Quinn 2 0 0 2
9 3 DF James Husband 1 0 0 1
4 MF Dean Furman 1 0 0 1
5 DF Rob Jones 1 0 0 1
8 FW Billy Paynter 0 0 1 1
14 DF Bongani Khumalo 0 0 1 1
15 DF Liam Wakefield 0 1 0 1
20 DF Abdoulaye Méïté 1 0 0 1
25 MF Harry Forrester 0 1 0 1
Own Goals 2 0 0 2
Total 39 2 2 43

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 GK Ross Turnbull 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
2 DF Paul Quinn 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
3 DF James Husband 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
4 MF Dean Furman 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
7 MF Mark Duffy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
9 FW Chris Brown 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0
10 FW Federico Macheda 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1
10 FW Billy Sharp 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 MF David Cotterill 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
14 DF Bongani Khumalo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
17 DF Gabriel Tamaș 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 MF Paul Keegan 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
19 MF Richie Wellens 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
20 DF Abdoulaye Méïté 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1
21 MF Marc de Val 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 FW Theo Robinson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 MF James Coppinger 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
31 DF Enda Stevens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 DF Reece Wabara 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 GK Sam Johnstone 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Total 70 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 73 1 3

Contracts[edit]

As of 25 October 2013
N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
23 MF  ENG Kyle Bennett 22 Signed 2 years June 2015 BBC Sport
9 FW  ENG Chris Brown 28 Signed 2 years June 2015 BBC Sport
DF  ENG Andy Griffin 35 Talks Undisclosed Undisclosed Doncaster Free Press
18 MF  IRL Paul Keegan 29 Signed 1 year June 2014 BBC Sport
13 GK  ENG Jonathan Maxted 19 Signed 1 year June 2014 Doncaster Rovers FC
2 DF  SCO Paul Quinn 29 Signed 2 years June 2015 Doncaster Rovers F.C. Official Twitter
14 DF  ENG Tommy Spurr 25 Rejected Rejected June 2013 Doncaster Rovers FC
1 GK  SCO
 ENG
Neil Sullivan 43 Rejected Rejected June 2013 BBC Sport
15 DF  ENG Liam Wakefield 19 Signed 1 year June 2014 Doncaster Rovers FC
19 MF  ENG Richie Wellens 33 Signed 4 months January 2014 BBC Sport

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

As of 25 October 2013

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
21 MF Marc de Val EU  ESP 23 Free Transfer Real Madrid Spain Summer 2015 Free BBC Sport
4 MF Dean Furman EU  RSA 25 Free Transfer Oldham Athletic Summer 2015 Free Doncaster Rovers FC
7 MF Mark Duffy EU  ENG 27 Transfer Scunthorpe United Summer 2016 Undisclosed Doncaster Rovers FC
12 DF Luke McCullough EU  NIR 19 Free Transfer Manchester United Summer 2015 Free BBC Sport
MF Harry Forrester EU  ENG 22 Bosman Transfer Brentford Summer 2016 Tribunal Doncaster Rovers FC
14 DF Bongani Khumalo EU  RSA 26 Loan Tottenham Hotspur Summer 2014 Season Long Loan BBC Sport
1 GK Ross Turnbull EU  ENG 28 Free Transfer Chelsea Summer 2014 Free Doncaster Rovers FC
28 DF Louis Tomlinson EU  ENG 21 Summer Non-contract Free Doncaster Rovers FC
19 MF Richie Wellens EU  ENG 33 Free Transfer Leicester City Summer 2013 Free Doncaster Rovers FC
22 FW Theo Robinson EU  JAM
 ENG
24 Transfer Derby County Summer 2015 Undisclosed BBC Sport
  • Total outgoings: Decrease ~ Undisclosed

Loans in[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
32 DF Reece Wabara  ENG 22 Manchester City 6 August BBC Sport
10 FW Federico Macheda  ITA 22 Manchester United 16 September 8 October BBC Sport 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
7 MF Martin Woods  SCO 27 Contract Ended Free Agent Summer Free 131 10 football365
21 MF Lee Fowler  WAL 30 Contract Ended Free Agent Summer Free 4 0 football365
25 FW Jordan Ball  ENG 19 Contract Ended Free Agent Summer Free 2 1 football365
31 MF Patrick Mullen  ENG 19 Contract Ended Free Agent Summer Free 0 0 football365
33 GK Gary Woods  ENG 22 Contract Ended Free Agent Summer Free 97 0 football365
1 GK Neil Sullivan  SCO
 ENG
43 Contract Ended Retired Summer Free 208 0 BBC Sport
14 DF Tommy Spurr  ENG 25 Contract Ended Free Agent Summer Free 73 1 Doncaster Rovers FC

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.

  • Total income: Increase ~ £0

Fixtures[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Championship[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Overall summary[edit]