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Danny on Doncaster Derby

15 January 2015

Reds boss Danny Wilson spoke to Barnsley Player ahead of his side's South Yorkshire derby at Doncaster Rovers.

"We're very similar to how we were last weekend," said Wilson. "There won't be a great deal of change, I wouldn't have thought.

"Obviously the game itself, being a derby game, will have a bit of spice to it. We're looking forward to it, but as far as personnel changes go I don't think there'll be a great deal."

Peter Ramage was an early withdrawal from last Saturday's 2-0 win over Yeovil and Wilson added, "It was a good decision because we ended up getting a clean sheet. That's what you want - the understanding and the honesty from the players in those situations and we got that from Peter.

"We're hoping he'll be fit again but we're not too sure at this stage."

The Reds and Doncaster played out a 1-1 draw at Oakwell in December as they go head-to-head at the Keepmoat on Saturday.

"There's quite a few of the lads who have never been in a derby game before so in that respect, you've got to enlighten them of what to expect and the intensity of the game.

"Overall, one or two will need a bit of help - some won't, some will understand and hopefully they'll pass on their experience as well. 

"A lot of them (new recruits) seem like they've been here a long time. That's the type of group we've got - they're very accommodating and very open and have embraced anyone that's come in."

Speaking of Rovers, Wilson said, "They're a very good footballing side. They've got some good individuals and, going forward, they're very, very good. Particualarly at home, they'll be a tough team to beat. We fancy ourselves, we played well against them earlier in the season. Taking that into account and what we've got now as a squad, with one or two additions we've added over the past week, we're hoping we can cause them some problems as well."

Watch the full interview with Danny only on Barnsley Player.

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