Doncaster Rovers Football Club DONCASTER ROVERS
Ground: Keepmoat Stadium,
Stadium Way, Lakeside,
Doncaster, South Yorkshire,
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Tel: 01302 764 664
Websites: Official
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Getting there
By Car: (approx 173 miles from HW)
M40/M42 north to A42 and continue to join the M1 and then north to join the M18 Eastbound at Junction 32. Once on the M18, leave at Junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster (the stadium is signposted from Junction 3 and is about one and a half miles away). You will pass a retail park on your left and then at the next traffic lights (which has the Lakeside Pub visible behind it) turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is now on your right (the stadium is located directly behind the shopping centre). At the next island turn right onto the industrial estate and after passing the Tesco distribution centre on your right, turn right at the bottom of the road and the stadium is further down on your left. From
Train: Doncaster station is about two miles from the ground with a bus service available from the Transport Interchange (attached to the Train Station). Connections from High Wycombe are via London Marylebone and then London Kings Cross. Journey time approx. 3 hours.
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A selection of players who have played for both Clubs.

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Stephen Bywater - A former trainee at Rochdale who made one First Team appearance in an Auto Windscreens Trophy tie in January 1998 before moving to West Ham United in February 1998 for 300,000. Spent a brief loan spell at Wycombe during October 1999 where he made his Football League debut aged 18 in Wanderers 2-1 victory at Blackpool. Also played on loan at Hull City during 1999/2000 before making his Premiership debut for West Ham later that same season. His career took him to Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday before signing a two year contract with Millwall in June 2013. However, his time at The New Den was not a happy one and he left by mutual consent in January 2015 to join Doncaster, having made just seven League appearances. Made 21 League appearances for Donny before a spell with Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters the following season.

Matt Carmichael- Played for Wycombe in the Conference in the late 1980's before a surprise move into League football with Lincoln City. Transferred to Scunthorpe United in the summer of 1993 and went on to make more than 60 League appearances and scoring a very healthy 20 times. Played one game for Mansfield during the 1995/96 season and had slightly longer spells with Preston, Doncaster and Darlington before moving back into non-League football with Ilkeston Town.

John Cornforth - Joined Wycombe from Birmingham City during the 1996/97 campaign but left in May 1999 after failing to regain the form that gave him Welsh International honours. Was briefly at Scunthorpe in 1999/2000 before moving to Exeter City in February 2000 where he made 24 League appearances before retiring from the playing side at the end of the 2000/2001 season. Originally started his football career with Sunderland where he was loaned to Doncaster in 1986, scoring 3 goals in 7 League appearances.

Tony Cunnigham - Travelled striker who was in Wycombe's 1993/94 Play-off winning squad under Martin O'Neill but made just five appearances. Started his professional football with Lincoln City before his career took in spells with Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Blackpool, Bury, Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham. Made 25 League apearances for Doncaster Rovers during the 1993/93 season before his switch to Wanderers later that season.

John Deakin - Former Barnsley apprentice but made his Football League debut with Doncaster Rovers in the mid 1980's. The midfielder dropped down to non-League football where he played for Frickley Athltic before being signed by then Shepshed Charterhouse Manager Martin O'Neill. Within seven weeks at Shepshed he had been sold to Birmingham City for 10,000. Left Birmingham after two years and made three League appearances for Carlisle in 1991 before Martin O'Neill, now Wycombe Manager, brought him to Adams Park for the 1991/92 season. Made 23 First Team apps before his release at the end of the 1991/92 season. Went on to have a long spell at Kidderminster Harriers where he won a Conference winners medal.

Hakan Hayrettin - Midfielder who originally appeared on loan for Wanderers from Barnet towards the end of the Conference/Trophy 'double' season of 1992/93. Joined on a permament basis in the summer of 1993 and best remembered for scoring an amazing last minute long range winner at Preston in November 1993. Moved to Cambridge United in August 1994, making 17 League appearances before a transfer to Doncaster Rovers the following year but never made the First Team. Eventually moved into Management and the coaching, including a move to then Conference side Luton Town in July 2013.

Peter Johnson - Harrogate born defender who started his senior football with Middlesbrough in 1977. Also played for Newcastle United, Doncaster Rovers, Darlington before a short spell with Crewe Alexandra in 1985. Also had a brief stint with Exeter City before longer spells with Southend United, Gillingham and Peterborough United. Made ten appearances for Wycombe under Martin O'Neill during the 1991/92 Conference season.

Jermaine McSporran - Pacey striker who joined Wanderers from non-League Oxford City in November 1998 and went on to score 41 goals in 186 appearances before a move to The Walsall in March 1994. Made just six apps at Walsall before a permanent move to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2004. Scored just once in an injury hit spell with Rovers before moving to Chester City via a loan with Boston United. Moved back into non-League football in the summer of 2006, playing for Banbury United before a return to Oxford City.

Barry Richardson - Goalkeeping coach appointed at Wycombe in January 2014 who made more than 150 appearances between the sticks for Northampton Town from 1991 and 1994, plus later spells with Preston North End and Lincoln City before originally joining Doncaster for the start of the 2000/01 season. After a spell will Halifax Town, returned to Donny in the summer of 2003 but had seemingly had played the last game of career after breaking his leg in November 2005. However, just over ten years later, acted as emergency cover for Wanderers in a 1-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle. Was an unused sub for Doncaster in their penalty shoot-out defeat at Adams Park in the 2006/7 Third Round League Cup tie.

Nathan Tyson - Former Reading trainee who scored 44 times in 87 appearances for Wanderers between December 2003 and November 2005 before a 675,000 move to Nottingham Forest. Scored more than 40 goals at Forest in close to 200 appearances before switching to Derby County in the summer of 2011 on a free. Made four League appearances for Millwall on loan during an indifferent time with Derby County before another free transfer, this time to Blackpool in September 2013 but failed to impress with no goal in 10 appearances. Joined Doncaster Rovers in July 2014 - finding his goalscoring touch again - bagging 14 goals in his first season.

Lee Turnbull - Midfielder who was originally a trainee with Middlesbrough before becoming one of Graham Taylor's first signings as Aston Villa Manager in 1987. However, left Villa without making a First Team appearance and joined Doncaster Rovers for a four year spell. Was later then leading scorer for Chesterfield during the 1990/91 season following a move from Doncaster. After 26 goals for The Spireites he moved back to Doncaster in October 1993 before Martin O'Neill signed him for Wycombe in January 1994 for 20,000. Scored once in 11 games for Wycombe before a 12,000 move to Scunthorpe United in March 1995 following an earlier loan spell. Went on to manage Barrow as well as being involved in the Football in the Community scheme with Scunthorpe United.

Other players to have appeared for both clubs include; James Harper, Franck Moussa, Josh Payne, Steve Prindiville, Andy Turner and Iain Turner.
Chairboys all-time record against Crewe
Sat, Sep 25, 1993 FL3 H W 1-0 4,905
Sat, Mar 19, 1994 FL3 A W 3-0 2,358
Tue, Oct 24, 2006 FLC3 H D 2-2* 3,308
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 FL3 A D 2-2 5,287
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 FL3 H W 2-1 4,587
Sat, Aug 11, 2018 FL2 A L 0-3 7,122
Sat, Jan 12, 2019 FL2 H W 3-2 4,747
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 FL2 H W 1-0 4,875
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 FL2 A L 1-3 7,522
Sat, Oct 16, 2021 FL2 A W 2-0 6,134
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 FL2 H W 2-0 5,943
FL3 = Football League Division Three
FL2 = Football League Division Two/League One
FLC = Football League Cup
* = Wanderers won 3-2 on penalties
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