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Rovers John Oster - We have nothing to fear
Published : 28 Sep 2010 13:56:24Rss feed
Doncaster midfielder John Oster is confident Rovers will have no problems bouncing back from Saturday's frustrating defeat to Championship league leaders Queen's Park Rangers. Sean O'Driscoll's ambitious side take on Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena tonight hoping to re-ignite their campaign after a 3-0 defeat Loftus Road.Oster, who played his first 90 minutes of the season at the weekend, believes Rovers have nothing to fear this term having dominated for nearly an hour against the league leaders."People will look at the result and think that QPR battered us, but anyone who watched the game will know otherwise," said Oster. "I think we'll be okay this season. We're not going to get too despondent with the defeat because it was a good performance from us."If we could have just got our noses in front, who knows what could have gone on. "When we've got our noses in front this season we set out in such a way that we can be difficult to be, but unfortunately that didn't happen."We did everything we could in the 90 minutes to get a victory, but you can't justify them scoring two set-pieces. There's not much the team can do, but maybe it's individuals switching off when they need to be better."Rovers hit the bar, saw a shot saved onto a post and a couple of shots cleared off the line as they gave the unbeaten Hoops a run for their money on Saturday.But tonight's clash presents a different test for Oster and his team-mates as they try and claim their first win away over the Sky Blues for nearly 60 years.The two clubs have only played each other six times during that period, but it was back in November 1951 that Rovers last tasted an away victory over their hosts.In the previous two seasons O'Driscoll's side have been beaten 1-0 on their travels to the Ricoh Arena, while the two sides drew 0-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium last term.Oster added: "The result obviously didn't go our way put we'll aim to put that right tonight. It's another difficult away match and the lads have got to be ready."We've got to pick up some more points now because it's a very difficult division."There's only QPR who are sustaining their pace at the top of the table, but there's not a great deal of difference between all the teams in this division.