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Daniels expecting to face well-drilled Doncaster side

2 December 2022

Club News

Daniels expecting to face well-drilled Doncaster side

2 December 2022

Walsall captain Donervon Daniels is expecting to come up against a well-drilled Doncaster Rovers side this evening.

The Saddlers return to league action after last weekend’s dramatic Emirates FA Cup victory over Carlisle United.

Daniels is keen to thwart the threats Doncaster possess and is expecting a highly competitive encounter.

“We’re expecting a really tough game,” he said.

“They’re at home, we’re in good form and we’ve got a lot of energy in the team.

“It’s going to be competitive, we’re going to have to win our first contacts, pick up the second balls, play our game, pass the ball, keep their threats, like George Miller who we know, as quiet as possible and when we get our chances, take them.

“They’re a well-equipped team, I thought they did really good recruitment in the summer.

“I know a few of the boys there, I feel like they’re an experienced team at this level so they’re a good team and we have to be at our best to go there and pick up a positive result.”

Miller, who netted 12 times during a loan spell with the Saddlers last season, is Rovers’ top scorer this season.

Daniels enjoyed playing with the forward last term but insists there will be no room for sentiment on the pitch and is hoping to keep him at bay.

“He’s their focal point, he’s the guy that’s scoring the goals for them,” Daniels commented.

“We know George really well, I had a really good relationship with George and I’m looking forward to seeing him but once the game kicks off, which we’ve spoken about, we’re not going to be friends at that moment but we’re going to do our best to keep him and Doncaster as quiet as possible.”

Away from the pitch, Daniels is currently taking part in the Wembley to Qatar challenge organised by our charity partners – Kaleidoscope, to help raise funds for the mental health charity and he provided an update on his progress.

“It’s going really well, I’m enjoying it,” he said.

“It hasn’t been too much of a challenge because I take my load in from my training, my cycling sessions and my walks with my misses and my dog.

“I’m still trying to raise as much awareness and funds for the charity itself – Kaleidoscope. I’m enjoying it and I hope we’re bringing awareness to the cause and I hope people are signing up and joining.”

To keep track of Donervon’s progress and to make a donation, click here.

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