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
Home colours
Away colours

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, qualification 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 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
(R) Relegated.

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 = Loss; 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 33) 31 0 Chelsea 31 July 2013 Free 30 June 2014
13 Jonathan Maxted GK England (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 24) Academy 26 June 2012 Trainee 30 June 2014
Defenders
2 Paul Quinn RB/CB Scotland Wishaw (1985-07-21) 21 July 1985 (age 32) 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 24) 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 38) 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 24) 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 31) 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 24) 7 1 Academy 27 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
16 Jamie McCombe CB England Pontefract (1983-01-01) 1 January 1983 (age 35) 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 30) 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 32) 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 30) 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 34) 59 1 Bohemians 17 January 2011 Undisclosed 30 June 2014
19 Richie Wellens CM England Moston, Manchester (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 38) 125 10 Leicester City 2 August 2013 Free 30 January 2014
20 James Harper CM England Chelmsford (1980-11-09) 9 November 1980 (age 37) 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 28) 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 27) 7 1 Brentford 31 July 2013 Free 30 June 2016
26 James Coppinger RW/LW England Guisborough (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 37) 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 34) 49 14 Leeds United 13 August 2012 Undisclosed 30 June 2014
9 Chris Brown CF England Doncaster (1984-12-11) 11 December 1984 (age 33) 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 29) 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 27) 81 8 Bury 1 July 2011 £80,000 30 June 2015

Statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Ross Turnbull 31 0 28 0 1 0 2 0
2 DF Scotland Paul Quinn 37 0 31+4 0 1 0 0+1 0
3 DF England James Husband 30 1 28 1 0 0 2 0
4 MF South Africa Dean Furman 35 1 25+7 1 1 0 2 0
5 DF England Rob Jones 14 1 12 1 0 0 2 0
6 MF England Dave Syers 4 0 0+2 0 1 0 0+1 0
7 MF England Mark Duffy 39 2 28+8 2 1 0 1+1 0
8 FW England Billy Paynter 12 1 1+8 0 0+1 0 0+2 1
9 FW England Chris Brown 43 9 38+2 9 1 0 2 0
10 FW England Billy Sharp (on loan from Southampton) 16 4 15+1 4 0 0 0 0
11 MF Wales David Cotterill 43 4 25+15 4 1 0 2 0
12 DF Northern Ireland Luke McCullough 15 0 13+1 0 1 0 0 0
13 GK England Jonathan Maxted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF South Africa Bongani Khumalo (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 32 1 30 0 0 0 2 1
15 DF England Liam Wakefield 5 1 3+1 0 1 1 0 0
16 DF England Jamie McCombe 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
17 DF Romania Gabriel Tamaș 14 0 13+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland Paul Keegan 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF England Richie Wellens 39 0 36+1 0 0 0 2 0
20 DF Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Méïté 21 1 21 1 0 0 0 0
21 MF Spain Marc de Val 5 0 2+3 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW Jamaica Theo Robinson 32 5 19+12 5 0 0 1 0
23 MF England Kyle Bennett 4 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0
25 MF England Harry Forrester 9 1 3+4 0 0+1 1 0+1 0
26 MF England James Coppinger 43 4 34+7 4 0 0 2 0
27 DF Australia Lucas Neill 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF England Louis Tomlinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW England Alex Peterson 5 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Republic of Ireland Enda Stevens (on loan from Aston Villa) 14 0 11+2 0 1 0 0 0
33 GK England Sam Johnstone (on loan from Manchester United) 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
34 FW England Jordan Bowery (on loan from Aston Villa) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Martin Woods 5 0 3+1 0 1 0 0 0
Players who left the club during the season:
10 FW Italy Federico Macheda (on loan Manchester United) 15 3 12+3 3 0 0 0 0
20 MF England James Harper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF South Korea Yun Suk-Young (on loan from Queens Park Rangers) 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF England 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 England 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
YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC 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 England Kyle Bennett 22 Signed 2 years June 2015 BBC Sport
9 FW England Chris Brown 28 Signed 2 years June 2015 BBC Sport
DF England Andy Griffin 39 Talks Undisclosed Undisclosed Doncaster Free Press
18 MF Republic of Ireland Paul Keegan 29 Signed 1 year June 2014 BBC Sport
13 GK England Jonathan Maxted 19 Signed 1 year June 2014 Doncaster Rovers FC
2 DF Scotland Paul Quinn 32 Signed 2 years June 2015 Doncaster Rovers F.C. Official Twitter
14 DF England Tommy Spurr 25 Rejected Rejected June 2013 Doncaster Rovers FC
1 GK Scotland
England
Neil Sullivan 43 Rejected Rejected June 2013 BBC Sport
15 DF England Liam Wakefield 19 Signed 1 year June 2014 Doncaster Rovers FC
19 MF England Richie Wellens 33 Signed 4 months January 2014 BBC Sport

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

As of 25 October 2013

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
21 MF Spain Marc de Val 23 EU Real Madrid Spain Free Transfer Summer 2015 Free BBC Sport
4 MF South Africa Dean Furman 25 EU Oldham Athletic Free Transfer Summer 2015 Free Doncaster Rovers FC
7 MF England Mark Duffy 27 EU Scunthorpe United Transfer Summer 2016 Undisclosed Doncaster Rovers FC
12 DF Northern Ireland Luke McCullough 19 EU Manchester United Free Transfer Summer 2015 Free BBC Sport
MF England Harry Forrester 22 EU Brentford Bosman Transfer Summer 2016 Tribunal Doncaster Rovers FC
14 DF South Africa Bongani Khumalo 26 EU Tottenham Hotspur Loan Summer 2014 Season Long Loan BBC Sport
1 GK England Ross Turnbull 28 EU Chelsea Free Transfer Summer 2014 Free Doncaster Rovers FC
28 DF England Louis Tomlinson 21 EU Summer Non-contract Free Doncaster Rovers FC
19 MF England Richie Wellens 33 EU Leicester City Free Transfer Summer 2013 Free Doncaster Rovers FC
22 FW JamaicaEngland Theo Robinson 24 EU Derby County Transfer 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 England 26 Manchester City 6 August BBC Sport
10 FW Federico Macheda Italy 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 Scotland 27 Contract Ended Free agent Summer Free 131 10 football365
21 MF Lee Fowler Wales 30 Contract Ended Free agent Summer Free 4 0 football365
25 FW Jordan Ball England 19 Contract Ended Free agent Summer Free 2 1 football365
31 MF Patrick Mullen England 19 Contract Ended Free agent Summer Free 0 0 football365
33 GK Gary Woods England 22 Contract Ended Free agent Summer Free 97 0 football365
1 GK Neil Sullivan Scotland
England
43 Contract Ended Retired Summer Free 208 0 BBC Sport
14 DF Tommy Spurr England 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]