Select a Team

Prev Game: Sky Bet League 1 Sat 28th Nov

prev game - Doncaster Rovers
team 1 score team 2
Coventry 2 - 2 Doncaster

Next Game: The FA Cup Sun 6th Dec

next game - Doncaster Rovers
team 1 score team 2
Cambridge Utd 14:00 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 Profiles

Most Popular


Explained: Loan window closes

Explained: Loan window closes

With the loan window shutting until January, what if there’s a crisis? Here’s all you need to know.

FL72 Podcast

FL72 Podcast

Brighton’s Bobby Zamora, Ian Holloway and Accrington boss John Coleman feature on the FL72 Podcast.

Loan Watch

Loan Watch

Newcastle's Adam Armstrong and Aston Villa's Jed Steer feature in our pick of October's best performers on loan in the Football League.