Long: Sharlston hold no fear ahead of Doncaster cup test

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SHARLSTON Rovers head coach Gordy Long says his side hold no fear ahead of Saturday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup third round tie at Doncaster (kick-off 3pm).

Pennine League Rovers will be the underdogs going into the clash with the Co-operative Division 1 side but Long is confident in his side’s ability to cause a cup upset against Tony Miller’s men.

“We think they’ll be as nervous as we’ll be,” he said.

“I’ve had a chat with Mike Emmett [who left Sharlston to join the Dons last year] and he’s not looking forward to playing us. He knows how good we are.

“We’re really looking forward to it, we’ll be giving it our best shot. We’ve got nothing to lose and if we go out there and play well then there’s nothing more I can ask of the players.”

Long has confirmed Brian Sutton will be back in the squad after missing last weekend’s defeat at Drighlington, while Tom Wandless (dead leg) and Scott Glassell (elbow) are both expected to be fit after sustaining knocks.

Rovers have put on a third supporters’ coach for the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium. They’ll leave Weeland Road at 12.45pm and tickets, priced £6 for adults and free for children accompanying an adult, are available from the clubhouse or by contacting a committee member.

Match tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 concessions, £2 children (aged between 5-16) and free for under-5s. They can be bought in advance by contacting the Keepmoat Stadium ticket office on 01302 762576 or by buying on the day from the ticket office. Tickets won’t be sold on the turnstiles.

See Friday’s Wakefield Express Sport for the full preview of Sharlston’s cup trip to Doncaster.