From 22nd in February to three games from Wembley: Inside Doncaster Rovers' incredible resurgence

Harrison Biggins of Doncaster Rovers is celebrating after scoring their third goal during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Doncaster Rovers and Barrow at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, on April 20, 2024.
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“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” So said Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann, speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, back in August, after his side came out of their fourth game of the nascent campaign with just a point to show for themselves. Boy was he right about that.

Going into their 30th game of the season, less than three months ago, under-performing and miserable Doncaster Rovers sat 22nd in League Two, seven points outside the relegation zone.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.