Select a Team

Prev Game: Sky Bet League One Sun 8th May

prev game - Doncaster Rovers
team 1 score team 2
Doncaster 0 - 0 Burton Alb

Next Game: Sky Bet League Two Sat 6th Aug

next game - Doncaster Rovers
team 1 score team 2
Accrington 15:00 Doncaster

Penney praise for Thornton

By Lewis Rutledge.   Last Updated: 30/11/05 1:37pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Doncaster boss Dave Penney has paid tribute to Carling Cup hero Sean Thornton after his stunning strike capped a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday.

The midfielder has had a difficult time since arriving from Sunderland in the summer, but returned to form to help Rovers reach the quarter finals.

"It was a great goal for Sean and he's looking much brighter and sharper these days, and long may that continue," praised Penney.

The manager was delighted with the result, but refused to let his emotions run away with him.

"It doesn't get anywhere near when we got back in the Football League but it is up there," he insisted.

"We caused them a lot of problems, we stopped them playing, passed it well, and to keep a clean sheet against a Premiership side is excellent.

"I just never get too up or down because we've had plenty of poor results here."

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

More live EFL matches on Sky

More live EFL matches on Sky

Sky Sports has confirmed 14 more live matches from the EFL to be shown up to the end of September.

The best Football League stats

The best Football League stats

After another grueling Football League season came to an end on Monday, we run through the top stat from each of the 72 clubs involved.

Ultimate League

Ultimate League

Liverpool are English football's top team, according to the Sky Sports Ultimate League, and Arsenal have pulled level with United.