After the disappointment of last weekend, Rovers will be looking to hammer a nail into the coffin of another of the bottom three on Saturday.
The chance to put real daylight between themselves and the bottom three went begging with Nick Proschwitz’s last minute leveller for Barnsley.
Victory this weekend would provide the ideal tonic for the derby day blow and only increase the likelihood that hosts Yeovil are heading back to League One.
There was plenty on show at the Keepmoat on Saturday from which Rovers could take heart.
An all-action performance, plenty of creativity and a strong debut from livewire loan signing Jordan Bowery should ensure confidence is not too dented following the draw with Barnsley.
The return of Richie Wellens from suspension will provide a major boost.
Dean Furman has performed well in his understudy role, busy in the heart of midfield.
But few would deny Wellens’ best-in-squad qualities that see him create great opportunities where others can only spark half chances.
A few more familiar faces will also be reunited with Rovers on Saturday.
Yeovil have a strong Doncaster contingent in James Hayter, Byron Webster and John Lundstram, who impressed while on loan from Everton last season.
Rovers will be confident of making it an unhappy reunion for their former players.
Yeovil have come down with a more severe case of an affliction that has affected Rovers this term – a lack of goals.
The Glovers consistently produce hard working performances and attempt to get on the front foot as much as possible.
But when it comes to sticking the ball away, only fellow strugglers Charlton have scored fewer and the Addicks have two games in hand.
Gary Johnson opts for a standard 4-4-2, raising the possibility of another battle for Rovers after going like-for-like against Barnsley.
Verdict: Away win