Doncaster Rovers know they are meeting a firm challenge this weekend when they meet Charlton in the FA Cup second round this weekend.
Rovers are coming off a 2-0 victory against Blackpool in their last League One victory, but having lost 2-0 in their last outing to The Valley boss Grant McCann is expecting a tough match against a side one place above them in League One.
“We will go down to Charlton with a strong squad, we are under no illusions about how tough a game it will be but want to improve on our last performance there,” he said.
“It will be a tough game, but these are the matches you want to be involved in as a player and a manager,” he added.
Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor echoed his manager’s comments on the tough game, while also discussing his lack of opportunities so far this season.
“I have had to be patient this season, we have good goalkeepers and Marko [Marosi] has been amazing this season. We are all team players and no matter who is selected we want the team to win,” he said.
Meanwhile the former Northern Ireland international McCann dismissed fears that impressive loanee from Liverpool, Herbie Kane, will move to a Championship club when his deal with Rovers ends in January.
Kane, 20, has five goals in his last five games and is currently arranging a new deal with his parent club.
“If he does sign a deal then he stays here until the end. He ain’t going anywhere else”. Said McCann.
Injury-hit Charlton are in impressive form and come into the game having lost just once in November, with their latest victory a 2-1 away win at Burton.
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