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Rovers to fight Leeds appeal

14 Feb 2008 - 13:35:11

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan has said the club will fight Leeds United's attempts to have their 15-point penalty overturned.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, he said: "If Leeds get the points back after we have ended the season 14 points ahead of them and they get promotion instead, there will be problems.

"There is no way that we would stand for that. I, personally, don't think they will get the points back but, having said that, maybe we should go all out to make sure we finish 16 points or more in front of Leeds just in case."

High-flying Doncaster sit in second place and are 10 points clear of Leeds with a game in hand as the teams meet for the first time in over half a century in Doncaster on Saturday.

Ryan added: "It is more than 50 years since we played Leeds in Doncaster and few would have predicted them being the underdogs.

"We will go into the game as favourites and that very fact is something I have to pinch myself about."



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