Doncaster Rovers have history on their side against Glovers

Ex-Rover: Lanky centre half Byron Webster may face his old club tomorrow.     Picture: Steve taylor
Ex-Rover: Lanky centre half Byron Webster may face his old club tomorrow. Picture: Steve taylor

YEOVIL Town may be making the running on goal difference from Tranmere in the early days of the 2012-13 League One campaign, but history suggests that they won’t finish the season ahead of Doncaster Rovers.

Currently lying fifth, Rovers have finished higher in the Football League ever since the two teams were promoted from the Conference in 2002-03.

The Glovers, who were only promoted to the Conference three years earlier, were promoted to the Football League for the first time as champions with Rovers joining them in Division Three via the inaugural Promotion Play-Offs.

In all the three Conference the green and whites and Rovers battled it out in the Conference it was Gary Johnson’s side who finished top dog.

But it has been a different story in the Football League, despite Town finishing eighth in their debut season, as Rovers celebrated their return after five years in the Conference by winning the title en route to the Championship.

Yeovil have never played Championship football ,but their bright start to the season has given rise to hopes that they could so in 2013-14.

Johnson, who has built a tidy squad on his return to the club, moved quickly to sign former Doncaster striker James Hayter after he was released by Rovers in May and also brought in lanky centre-back Byron Webster from Northampton - another man who will need no introduction to Keepmoat Stadium fans.