DONCASTER ROVERS: Point taken says Deano

'Outstanding': But this tackle on United's Tony McMahon earned Rovers skipper Rob Jones a yellow card.           PICTURE: steve ellis

'Outstanding': But this tackle on United's Tony McMahon earned Rovers skipper Rob Jones a yellow card. PICTURE: steve ellis

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DONCASTER Rovers added another point to their impressive away tally last night.

They battled out a 0-0 tie at Bramall Lane - frustrating Sheffield United’s impotent attack so professionally that some of their own supporters booed them off at the end. Rovers boss Dean Saunders had wanted to come away with all three points but admitted: “I’d have settled for a point before the game.

“It’s a point against the biggest club in League One. We played well in the first half and we had two great early chances. They switched to route one in the second half but our two centre-backs, Rob Jones and Jamie McCombe were outstanding. There won’t be many teams who stop United from scoring.”

Rovers lacked a cutting edge for long periods of the game. “It wasn’t the right sort of game for wingers like David Cotterill” Saunders said. “But I kept them on for as long as I did in the hope that we’d get a break.” He added: “McCombe had a good header and I thought he was going to nick it for us.”

Striker Billy Paynter sat out his second successive game with a thigh strain.