Doncaster vs Stoke City preview: can the Potters get back to winning ways in the FA Cup?

A look ahead to the FA Cup third round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium

Matthew Adams
Friday 08 January 2016 19:04
Stoke manager Mark Hughes
Stoke manager Mark Hughes

It’s a big game for…

Joselu: The one time Real Madrid forward has made an impact off the substitute’s bench in recent weeks against Everton and West Bromwich Albion. And if as expected, he starts this match he’ll be looking to show Stoke Manager Mark Hughes, that he’s worthy of a starting place.

Weird /best stat…

1 – In their 153 year history Stoke have only reached the FA Cup Final once, losing to Manchester City 1-0 in 2011.

Remember when…

Doncaster came close to causing an upset against then Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 2-2 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium five years ago?

Player to watch…

Connor Grant: Doncaster’s on-loan Everton midfielder possesses a good left foot and has impressed Rovers fans with four goals in twelve appearances, including a superb double against Cambridge United in the Second Road.

Past three-meetings…

Doncaster 3 Stoke 1, League Cup, October 1960

Stoke 0 Doncaster 0, Football League Second Division, January 1958

Doncaster 0 Stoke City 1, Football League Second Division, September 1957.

Form guide (all competitions)…

Doncaster: W D L W W

Stoke: L W W L L

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3pm, Saturday 9th January

TV: Highlights Match of the Day BBC 1, 10.25pm

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