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Match Previews

Sutton v Doncaster preview

2 February 2024

Match Previews

Sutton v Doncaster preview

2 February 2024

Despite Tuesday's home defeat against Harrogate, Sutton can close the gap to the teams above to four points on Saturday when 22nd placed Doncaster Rovers are the visitors to the VBS Community Stadium.

Widely expected to be among the challengers for promotion this season, Doncaster have instead struggled in the lower half of the table and a run of one win in nine games has pulled them back to the edge of the relegation zone. They have won two of their thirteen away games this season, at Forest Green and Tranmere, the last of those coming in October. However they did convincingly have the better of things when the sides met earlier in October at the Eco-Power Stadium, beating U's 4-1 a week after U's had put four past Walsall.

Experienced defender Richard Wood returned from injury in Tuesday's Bristol Street Motors Trophy defeat at Bradford, while goalkeeper Thimothée Lo-Tutala could feature after signing on loan from Hull City. .

Sutton, who suffered a first defeat under Steve Morison on Tuesday, will welcome back Harry Smith, who scored Sutton's late consolation goal at Doncaster in October, after he missed the whole of January through suspension, with Steve hoping to be able to choose from a full squad.

Referee Scott Simpson is in his first season on the EFL list and is making his second visit to the ground this season having been in the middle for the game against Forest Green in September.

Tickts are on sale through our ticketing site here, prices are as usual £21 for adults, £15 for concessions (age 60 and over/full time students with ID) and £7 for juniors age 12-18. Tickets for under 12s are free if bought in conjunction with an adult or concession ticket. Seat prices are £4 more in all cases. Tickets will also be on sale at the ticket kiosk on Saturday but there is a £2 increase in price if paying on the day in person, an increase not applied to any on line tickets bought on Saturday.

Supporters should note that there are no trains through West Sutton station tomorrow due to engineering works, but services through Sutton station are operating normally with no early shutdown.

The fan zone will be open from 12.30pm with a Signal Happy Hour, where beer is £3.50 a pint, and we have live music and children's games from 1.30pm. The food on Saturday is Willows Sausages.

The match programme for Saturday is the same one as was on sale on Tuesday, being a joint version to cover both games. Anyone who hasn't yet bought one and who won't be at the game can order one to be sent out after the game here.

The game will as usual be covered on our iFollow service, with an audio commentary available in the UK and a live stream for overseas viewers. For UK listeners a match pass costs £2.50, with monthly passes available for £4.49. Overseas viewers can buy a video pass for £10. Click here to buy the required pass.

There is a home game for the academy side this morning, with Gillingham the visitors to Aberdour School for a 10.30am kick off in the EFL Youth Alliance.



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