Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll revealed he and his team took advantage of watching how Hull ended Nottingham Forest's 36-match unbeaten home record seven days earlier as they took a point in a goalless draw.
Chris Cohen and Garath McCleary missed good chances as Forest's winless run was extended to six games.
But O`Driscoll said: "We watched the video of the game and got a few ideas from the way Hull went about their business in beating Forest 1-0 here a week ago.
"We asked the question of whether or not they were lucky and they weren't, so we looked at the way they were set up and asked ourselves whether we could do the same.
"We didn't quite get the result they did but we've got a point and we engineered the kind of openings that could have led to us getting a goal.
"We certainly got ourselves into situations to score but didn't hit the target and you've got to do that if you want to get a goal. To come here and be a threat without Billy Sharp was a big plus to us. We were always going to miss him but James Hayter kept going extremely well."