All posts tagged with: Matty Blair

Gillingham v Bradford: centre-backs key

It is fair to say that Bradford City’s performance, in their 2-1 win over Blackpool last week, was not a vintage one. They relied largely on their centre-backs: Matthew Kilgallon for his man-of-the-match performance and Nat Knight-Percival for his opener just before half-time, after Timothee Dieng flicked on Nicky Law’s free-kick. Another centre-back, Gabriel Zakuani,… Read more →

Blackpool v Cheltenham: full-backs key

Gary Bowyer’s smart tactics helped Blackpool on their way to a 1-0 Easter Monday win at Doncaster. After Matty Blair was sent off for the hosts, he resisted assistant Richie Kyle’s suggestion of going from three to four at the back. Instead, he split the three centre-backs and replaced holding midfielder Jack Payne with the… Read more →

Injury bad timing for Houghton

If Jordan Houghton could have picked the worst time in his career to suffer a long-term injury, it might well have been this season. The Chelsea loanee has been excellent for Doncaster Rovers who, despite four winless games, look best-placed to clinch the League Two title. In a more circumspect midfield role than James Coppinger, Tommy Rowe… Read more →

Donny nick it in Fergie time

Doncaster Rovers came within three minutes of seeing two points slip through their fingers, after undoing their work in a dominant first half by letting visitors Barnet back in after the interval. Thankfully, in-form striker Andy Williams netted his seventh league goal of the season in stoppage time to secure a crucial 3-2 win for… Read more →