Ryan Allsop 6.5 | Another quiet day at the office, forced into only one save and barely handled it otherwise. Good variation of distribution but the odd kick askew. Played out from the back a few times – something to expect in future?
Jack Grimmer 7 | Continues to build a handy partnership with David Wheeler on the right and played a couple of nice balls through to him in the final third. Not really troubled defensively.
Anthony Stewart 7 | Saw little of the ball compared to Darius Charles but solid as ever when challenged, never looking flustered under pressure. Blocked a team-leading two shots.
Darius Charles 7 | The usual, really. Had more to do in the air than usual but more than coped, and assuredly carried the ball out from the back looking to create once Donny had gone down to ten.
Joe Jacobson 7.5 | An extra 0.5 for JJ just for the unnerved composure with which he tucked away that 92nd minute, game-winning penalty. Busier at the back than Grimmer but got stuck in when necessary.
Nnamdi Ofoborh 8 ⭐| Replaced the rested Dom Gape but ended up as the most advanced midfielder. Found his man with 17/24 passes (70%) and, from memory, only badly misplaced one – late in the game. Involved on both sides of the ball, helping to break up play, going fairly close to scoring from the edge of the box and blocking a shot at the other end. An all-round solid player and one I’d like to see a lot more of.
Curtis Thompson 7 | Popped up here, there and everywhere, winning the ball back and holding it up superbly at times. Our most accurate passer (72%) apart from Paul Smyth and substitute Rolando Aarons (both 75%), and one of only two outfield players on either side with a 100% aerial success rate, winning 4/4.
Matt Bloomfield 6.5 | Also important in attempting to disrupt Rovers’ rhythm, putting himself about like he always does – and, luckily, escaping serious injury from the jumping two-footer which saw Tom Anderson dismissed. His radar was a bit off, though – only player to misplace more than half of his passes, and markedly the sloppiest midfielder in that sense.
David Wheeler 7 | His role seems clearly defined: win the ball in the air and make useful runs down the right. Did both well – and put it on a plate for Alex Samuel to go close in the first half – and consistently mucked in when not in possession.
Alex Samuel 7 | Looked more like himself after Wednesday night, irritating defenders ans holding play up long enough to allow attacks to develop. Had five shots of his own (two on target, two off, one blocked), a fraction under twice his average per 90.
Paul Smyth 7.5 | Doncaster couldn’t handle him when he collected the ball, dribbled and cut inside from the left. Had three attempts and we look more creative from open play with him in the side.
Adebayo Akinfenwa (replaced Bloomfield, 60) 6| Won the all-important penalty after being absolutely clattered into. Otherwise pretty quiet and didn’t have a single shot or create any other chances – but not helped by the conditions affecting deliveries into the box.
Rolando Aarons (replaced Smyth, 74) 5.5 | A frustrating showing from a player we know is Championship quality but is yet to show it for us in more than short bursts. Too flash, for want of a better word, and gave the ball away needlessly, but a sustained run in the team should iron out the creases.
Scott Kashket (replaced Samuel, 79) 6 | Touched the ball twice, lost it once and one a free-kick. I think that’s about it.