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Pools Have Been Unlucky Says Saunders

12 October 2012

Doncaster Rovers boss gives his views ahead of weekend trip to The Vic.

Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders says his players must guard against a change of fortune at Victoria Park when they come up against Pools on Saturday.

The Welshman has seen Neale Cooper's men in action in recent fixtures and has witnessed first hand that the rub of the green seems to be evading them at present.

But he has urged his 10th-placed side to make sure their work-rate is high if they expect to take anything back to South Yorkshire with them at the weekend.

"I think they have been unlucky," Saunders told Doncaster's Official Website.

"I watched their game against Crewe last week, they had three really easy chances but missed them, they played Sheffield United the week before and had two easy chances to score before Sheffield United did and missed them too.

"I think they are a decent team and have some legs throughout the side with a big centre-forward in Steve Howard, who is really experienced and had a good goalscoring record in the division above, up front.

"I have an idea on how Hartlepool will play, but you can never be sure until game time so we have to cover everything.

"We're not going to get bullied, we're not going to get out-passed and we're not going to get out-worked."

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