Ryan On The Record: Be our 12th man and help us build on solid start

Rovers' Kyle Bennett celebrates his goal with Tommy Spurr against Bury. Picture: Andrew Roe
Rovers' Kyle Bennett celebrates his goal with Tommy Spurr against Bury. Picture: Andrew Roe

FIRST of all could I say how delighted my colleagues and I are with the great start to the season with the two fine victories over Walsall and Bury.

I hope this fires up the imagination of the Doncaster sporting public and they come out to support us in great numbers this Saturday against Crawley Town.

It was a solid showing at Walsall with the defence in command and our midfield and strikers hitting them on the break.

That recipe bodes well for future away games.

And it was an equally fine performance against Bury as we came back from that very early goal.

We then saw their net lead a charmed existence alongside a keeper in Trevor Carson who certainly earned his wages.

Back to the Crawley game and despite their 3-0 setback at Swindon on Tuesday night I expect them to bounce back to the form that saw them beat Scunthorpe 3-0 on the opening day.

They did very well under our old adversary Steve Evans, now enjoying life at the New York Stadium with Rotherham United.

Richie Barker is a respected manager and coach and they will be well prepared to make life tough for us and that is why we need the 12th man in operation this Saturday.

Let’s see that 6,000 plus on Tuesday night extended to 7,000 plus.

We appreciate that games are coming quick and fast at the moment so fans can attend next Tuesday’s Capital One Cup game with Hull City at £10 for adults and concessions and £5 for under 16s.

A lot has been said over the past few days about my offer to Kyle Bennett of my prized Bentley should he score 20 goals this season.

I sincerely hope he does that as it will more than likely see us heading for our dream return to the Championship at the first attempt.

This season Kyle has delighted with his skills and quick feet, turning this into two fine goals already.

He could have had more and I feel if he continues in this vein he will go on to play in the Premier League like his brother at Norwich City.

What price tag will he command if he does score 20 goals for us?

And how valuable that would be on top of those from the strikers – we would certainly be knocking on the door of the Championship.

This small squad of ours are all playing their part and the team spirit is clearly there to see for all.

I am delighted for the manager and his staff. They know they will get all the support they need from my colleagues and I to build this squad into a truly commanding and exciting force.

Come early Saturday if you are buying a ticket on the day and we look forward to hearing you cheer on win number three.