Marquis of Doncaster struts into Palace on mission to cause Cup upset

16 February 2019 11:00
Rovers’ mischievous striker John Marquis is ready to ruffle feathers against Crystal Palace in the League One club’s first FA Cup fifth-round tie for 63 yearsAt first, John Marquis did not really warm to the idea of moving to Doncaster. “I was umming and ahhing, I wasn’t sure,” he says. “But my agent kept saying: ‘Just go up and have a chat, see what they’ve got to say’.”That was nearly three years ago and it is no exaggeration to say he is now fully immersed in a club which has transformed his life and career. “I love it here. It just shows you’ve got to keep your mind open,” says the free-scoring No 9, of whom Crystal Palace would be wise to be wary during Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium. “Darren Ferguson was the manager back then. As soon as I left the room after meeting him, I knew I wanted to join Doncaster. I’m really settled here now, so I’ve got a lot to thank Darren for.” Related: FA Cup roundup: Doncaster reach fifth round for first time in 63 years Related: FA Cup fifth round: match previews for the weekend’s games Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian