DONCASTER ROVERS: I’ll chip in says Dave Syers

Match winner: David Syers celebrates his second goal which put Hull City out of the Capital One Cup.        Picture: Steve parkin
Match winner: David Syers celebrates his second goal which put Hull City out of the Capital One Cup. Picture: Steve parkin

MIDFIELDER Dave Syers was the toast of the town on Tuesday night after helping Doncaster Rovers book their place in the third round of the League Cup.

Syers scored twice, including the stoppage-time winner, as Rovers came from behind to beat Hull City 3-2 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“It was a great feeling to score the winning goal, it really was,” said the summer signing from Bradford City. “Ever since I came here I’ve been saying that I want to chip in with goals and it was great that it came off on Tuesday and that I managed to grab a couple and help us grab the win, which was a great achievement against a team like Hull.

“Playing striker is a new position for me but I’ve always said that I like to get into the box. The difference is that you are getting the ball with your back to goal a lot more than you normally do in midfield.

“But you adjust and as long as you’ve got the lads running off you it makes it a lot easier. It was just great to have got the 90 minutes in and have an affect on the game.”

Rovers’ win helped lift some of the gloom hanging over the stadium following their first defeat of the season at home to Crawley Town.

“I think that there has been a bit of an over-reaction as far as the Crawley result, given the chances we had in the first half,” said Syers.

“You are going to get it on occasions. Teams aren’t going to come here and let us play they are going to sit back and try and frustrate us.

“Saturday’s opponents Yeovil are riding high at the top of the league and they’ve been playing some great football. So first and foremost we’ve got to frustrate them like a lot of teams will try and do at the Keepmoat, and then we need to earn the right to get up there and score a goal.

“It’s going to be tough but we’ll back ourselves to get a positive result.”